Is anyone else in shock that Christmas is three days away? It seems like this month has been such a whirlwind and after getting back last night from another weekend out of town this week seems to have snuck up on me! I know I haven't...

Thankful isn't the word that comes to mind when I reflect on this year. That might seem odd, because it seems that I have SO much to be thankful for, but this goes down as one of the worst/hardest/saddest/grief-stricken years ever.ever.ever. And, this has nothing...

After Kai passed away I started listening to a sermon series by Rick Warren. I have shared on the first two sermons, How We Are Getting Through and Getting Through Life's Losses and today I'm sharing the next sermon, When Life Makes No Sense. By the title of...

Today is Kai's 3rd birthday. Although my immediate response as this day approached was it was going to be a really bad, awful, awful day I realized that with Jesus it doesn't have to be. Do we miss Kai more than anything? Yes! Does it make...

It has been awhile since I have shared a Jesus Calling post, but when I read the one posted below I knew I had to share. Like so many devotionals, scriptures, songs, and sermons right now, this really spoke to me. I feel like the...

Lately, I haven't been the most fun or pleasant person to be around. I feel like I'm in a pit of darkness, yet I know I don't want to stay there and I want to get out of the pit. It all started when my world...

Last week I shared a post about the 6 stages of grief. Today's post is from the the next sermon and a follow up to the last post - all related to the stage of sorrow, called Getting Through Life's Losses. The stage of grief can apply...

Sermons. They always help me in the trials. I have listened to this one 6 times over the last week. Because it made headline news many people know Rick Warren lost his son last year. This sermon, How We're Getting Through (starting at minute 10), was...

I was overwhelmed with all of the comments on my last post. I always reply by email, but haven't had the energy to, so please know how much all the prayers and sweet words meant. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It's hard to know what...

Yesterday, after a 2 week battle with ATRT, on my brother and sister-in-laws 5th anniversary our sweet Kai went to be with the Lord. The last two weeks have been a complete blur and although we don't understand why, it brings me so much peace...