family, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Kids, Kids and grief, Learning to Live, Life, Mental Health Awareness, Sad, this is us

This is us

This picture popped up today. If ever there was a picture that captured our little family, without words, this would be it. We laughed. A lot. We smiled. A lot. I sometimes look at old pictures and see the difference in our eyes and our smiles. They’ve changed. I see pictures or think of old… Continue reading This is us

Christian, Church, faith, Grief, Healing, Learning to Live, Life, peace, Purpose

Be Still

I've been pretty quiet lately. There is a lot going on in my life; a lot of changes. In the midst of the chaos I am finding myself and allowing my faith to be reconstructed. It was necessary to step away from things as I knew them, especially spiritually. From a distance I was able… Continue reading Be Still

Anxiety, Being Real, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Kids and grief, Learning to Live, Life, Mental Health Awareness, Purpose, Sad, Scars, Suicide, Uncategorized

Bringing Light to Dark Places

How do you start your day?  Coffee?  Shower? Excercise? Excited to get your day started?Hitting snooze 15 times? Dreading what is ahead?  To be perfectly honest (and this makes me cringe to say this) each morning starts with dread; the moment I open my eyes.  At least, it has been that way.  I would wake… Continue reading Bringing Light to Dark Places

Christian, Church, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, peace, Purpose

Message of Peace

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Ps. 147:3 "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Ps. 34:18 "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes, I will uphold… Continue reading Message of Peace

Angry, Being Real, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Purpose, Sad, Scars

Wishing time away

This was written by my beautiful (inside & out) 15 year old daughter who has been through way more than any child should have to go through. She has a gift. It spoke to me and where I'm at in this season of life. It was too good not to share. Hopefully it encourages someone… Continue reading Wishing time away

Angry, Being Real, Christian, Church, Fear, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Purpose, Sad, Scars, Uncategorized

SANGRY

Yep, that’s right, I’m sangry. As a widow, there are lots of days that can’t be adequately described. So what do we do?? We just make up words! So yeah, I’m in sangry mode. I’m sad. I’m angry. Sangry started on Sunday awhile back as I was thinking back to what Sundays used to look… Continue reading SANGRY

Being Real, Christian, Church, Fear, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Purpose, Scars, Uncategorized

The Struggle is Real

There are things that I hate to admit; mainly because of how I am "supposed" to think and what I have learned to believe. Those aren’t the things that I would typically write about. But, I realize something... If I only write about the things that would "sit well" with others, I’m not writing with… Continue reading The Struggle is Real

Being Real, Christian, Church, Fear, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Purpose, Scars, Uncategorized

Hurt n’ Church

I read a FB post about how important it is for Christians to be careful how they treat non believers; especially when it comes to correcting wrongdoing. I have to say that it is also as important to be mindful of how we treat other Christians. Just as much damage can be done there!  I… Continue reading Hurt n’ Church