Mother’s Day was certainly unique this year due of the COVID-19 pandemic. For me, the week leading up to Mother’s Day was interesting as it was full of video interviews and preparations for various opportunities to share my story. I recorded an interview with a local pastor (and friend of mind) for his Mother’s DayContinue reading “My Week of Interviews – And Sharing One with You!”
Category Archives: Trusting in God
On Fear and Falling Shoes
Hi friends, With the current state of our world, and the unknown effects of the Coronavirus, many people are gripped with fear and anxiety. I get it. I can fall into the same trap, and it’s a dreadful way to live! But, there are truths we can remind ourselves of to help us guard againstContinue reading “On Fear and Falling Shoes”
Math is easier without numbers.
I don’t have a beautiful mind like the guy in the movie by that title who is a brilliant mathematician. In fact, when it comes to math, my mind is anything but beautiful. Equations go into my mind to scoff and mock. “Larry, get a load of this mind! She’ll never get us. We’re safe here!” (Yes, mathContinue reading “Math is easier without numbers.”
One of those days.
Yesterday, before the sunrise, my oldest child stood in front of his middle school peers and shared his story. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group meets once a week in the cafeteria before the first bell of the school day. One Wednesday each month they combine with another middle school FCA in town. They join their groupsContinue reading “One of those days.”
Nothing to Lose.
I’ll never forget what she said. She stood behind the simple podium telling a room full of young moms the heartbreaking story of her infant daughter’s death. My throat felt tight and many eyes twinkled with tears as she told our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group the details of her unimaginable loss. But it was oneContinue reading “Nothing to Lose.”
Jeremiah 29:11- The Rest of the Story
Perched on the top bunk of my third story dorm room I had a good view of my fellow college students on the sidewalk below. I watched them pass as if staring at the second hand of a clock, absentmindedly watching the rhythm of the afternoon. I adjusted the pillow behind my back and leanedContinue reading “Jeremiah 29:11- The Rest of the Story”
Safety Pin Surgeon
My daughter had been watching me and was disappointed in my reaction. She had been hoping to witness a little drama and excitement… and possibly tears. But there were no tears involved. Instead I was quite stoic and the emotions of my face were of self-pride and relief. I had just performed a minor surgery onContinue reading “Safety Pin Surgeon”
I’d Lost That Loving Feeling
Dear Reader, Each month I blog for my church’s women’s ministry about a topic that is assigned for that month. This month the topic was INFERTILITY and MISCARRIAGE. It was a tough one! I have experienced three miscarriages, one just this past October. I was unsure if I should share such a personal story, butContinue reading “I’d Lost That Loving Feeling”
This is the time of year when children rip into presents with eager joy and anticipation. It’s also the time of year when we see a particular phenomenon occur during these times of gift opening. You’ve seen it. The child, with tongue pressed to their upper lip and eyes wide open, lifts the lid ofContinue reading “Socks…Really?!”
One of my Worst Moments
It is one of the worst moments of my life. I was six days shy of my eleventh birthday and, as my six-year-old brother would say later, though the day was called Good Friday, it wasn’t a very good day for us. Instead, there we stood in a sterile hospital room with our dad. WeContinue reading “One of my Worst Moments”