God had me in mind when I stumbled onto the message. Pastor talked about getting stuck in our painful places of grief, regret, disappointment, hurt, rejection, and loss. He said God did not create us to get stuck. -Raise your hand if you’ve ever been a prisoner to pain. (My hand is up.) Let me … Continue reading Get out of the Graveyard!
She was one of my extra moms. Our daughters were buddies from kindergarten through high school. Our homes were interchangeable. It was easy to share children. I was speechless when I found out Lisa had cancer. It was one of those moments your mind is racing with an echoing, "WHY, WHY, WHY?" God and Lisa … Continue reading Lisa’s Life List
The facebook post caught my eye. There was the Weber family, standing proudly in front of a bright red pickup truck purchased for their son. Sweet photo. Good People. But then, there was more: Julie Weber’s caption: “We found a truck for Camden and picked it up today in Germantown. It was a bittersweet sale … Continue reading Justin’s Red Truck: A Tale of a LIfe Well-Lived
Brad and I celebrated 35 years of marriage today. -Not much hoopla, just a walk on the beach. That was enough. My 35 year marriage is a product of God and a choice, a choice to stay married. Brad and I have stumbled along this walk and powered through some tough stuff just like everyone … Continue reading 35th Anniversary – My Sloppy Love List
I’m going to get serious about my sloppy love life today. I’m talking about loving when life gets tough. Here’s my Serious Sloppy Love List. What is love? —Love is digging deep when you’ve been hit hard. This was an annual check up. No big deal. Let’s get it over with. —Love is the … Continue reading My Serious Sloppy Love List
Type A folks tend to have a lot of pent-up energy. I really can't sit still for very long. As the song goes, "These boots are made for walking." Walking can be a good time to talk to God. I may start out in my mad dash, but, if I'm talking to God, pretty soon, … Continue reading A Parking Lot Walk…and a Lesson in Marriage
Thank you, God, for answering my prayers! We received a positive report for my hubby! Only three more treatments to go before we get three months without (hopefully) a hospital visit. I am tired tonight - but at peace. Whatever the report, it is so good to know Jesus walks with us. He understands pain, … Continue reading Praise God!
It's been a nail-biting time. It's been a sleepless time. It's been an "Oh God, please....Oh God, please..." time. I've been writing about relationships and life, giving you lists and lessons on marriage and family. My husband was diagnosed with cancer two weeks before my father died of it. I will not lie—the last nine … Continue reading Type A Coping List
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." ~ John 16:33 Thursday morning was hectic. I was at church by 8 a.m. to get ready for Bible Study with my precious mom's group. I … Continue reading Life Lesson: Suffering is Normal
heIn my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you." ~John 4:2 You step out of the car and you’re hit. A flood of memories wash over you and wakes you up to the past. It’s Father’s Day and … Continue reading A Trip to Dad’s House