Reflections From My 2021 Word Of The Year: Balance

Reflections From My 2021 Word Of The Year: Balance

New Year’s Resolutions aren’t really my thing and I’ve picked a Word of the Year before but didn’t end up seeing it through.  Throughout 2020 I felt very off balance, as I’m sure much of the human race did as well.  Grief, trauma, the pandemic, moving to a new...
Trust Without Borders

Trust Without Borders

Trust Without Borders   I was recently invited by a teacher friend of mine to share Caleb’s story with his students for their Wellness Unit on depression and suicide.  I was invited last year as well, but gracefully declined because I wasn’t ready.  This year I...
You Pave The Way For Me

You Pave The Way For Me

I could look up the exact time I texted my friend “911” after she didn’t answer my call on Monday, August 12, 2019, but I can’t bring myself to see the actual time this nightmare started.  Since the evening hours of that horrific day, many people have had a hand in...
Rest Or Distress.

Rest Or Distress.

Rest   On Sunday May 23, 2021, I was at a bereaved parent’s retreat in Franklin, Tennessee and seated in a circle with with 14 other married couples who have experienced the death of a child.  In my hands I held a handout titled “Worship & The Word” that...
Where Is God In Suicide?

Where Is God In Suicide?

This is an account of my experience, my journey and my faith since the tragic evening of August 12, 2019, when my loving 17 year old son died by suicide.  I whole-heartedly trusted God before that day, but could I trust Him still? I’m looking over my shoulder at the...
700 Days: Healing After Child Loss

700 Days: Healing After Child Loss

This blog post was not planned.  I typically start writing a post months or weeks in advance and edit it 100 times before publishing it, but the urge was strong for me to get my thoughts and feelings about this one posted today.  There’s something to be said about...