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
You will see lots of posts about resolutions. You will see lots of posts that say it's just another day. Either way you look at it, it is good to stop and reflect. It's good to take time to think about your life, where you've been, the direction you want to go. I don't do… Continue reading No resolution; just hope
Wishing you and yours all the best this Christmas. To my friends who are missing someone special, my heart is with yours.
Why is it so hard to forgive? This troubles me as, until this last year, I have always forgiven easily. Or did I? I question that because things that I thought I had forgiven have crept back up; this time more difficult to get past. I’m far from perfect and I make mistakes every day.… Continue reading To forgive or not to forgive?
I wrote the following at this time a couple years ago: Here we are again, another special day without you. I know you would want me to be happy, I will try to push through. I'll do my best to smile. I'll try hard not to be sad. I will think of treasured memories, in… Continue reading The Empty Chair
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
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
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
As incredibly difficult as it has been to deal with pain and loss as an adult, I cannot even begin to imagine what it is like for children. Sure, I see the ways they struggle and I’ve been there to witness how the void left by the loss of their Father effects them. But, I… Continue reading Kids n’ Grief
There was a time in my life as a young woman when I felt as though I had gone through more in my life than some ever would in the entirety of theirs. What gave me hope in that was the fact that I somehow, deep down in my heart, believed that God would place… Continue reading Purpose N' Pain