Not All Is Merry and Bright

Not All Is Merry and Bright

To the one whose Christmas isn’t all merry and bright, I see you. I see your pain. I see you struggling with decorations and gifts and lists, wondering if you can do any of it at all. I see you dreading the gatherings because you don’t think you can feel joy. I see...
Our One Constant

Our One Constant

Nineteen years old and ready to take on the world. I was invincible and had the world at my fingertips. I thought I knew all I needed to know to get through life. Oh, how naïve I was. There was so much to come. So much heartache, so many losses, so much to learn. I...
Washing Feet

Washing Feet

“And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet.” John 13:14 NLT We were in Mexico on vacation. My husband had planned this getaway for us one July summer. It was hot and rainy, so we spent a lot of time at the hotel’s...
Laying Them Down

Laying Them Down

January 16, 2004, was the date we flew our son, Alex, to the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. It was a scary time for us and a time full of many unknowns. The date is etched into my heart and my mind forever. It’s an odd thing to explain, but my body...
Clenched Fists

Clenched Fists

I didn’t even realize my hands were clenched into fists. I wasn’t holding anything physical. I was holding on to my desire for control. Our oldest just left for a drive and because of my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I got anxious. Is he going to get into an...