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Small steps toward healing in times of grief

  It was just a small bag of cashews, but it helped me get through a very difficult time in my life. Four and a half years ago, the foundations of the life I knew were shattered. In one weekend, my entire world shifted. Through heartbreaking circumstances, I...

Picking up the pieces at New Years

  All of us would agree that God is able put the broken pieces of our lives back together. But what if there are no pieces left? What if you’re left with shards too small to ever, ever piece back together? What if your life has been devastated by fires of...

Cleaning gutters, hanging lights, and judging others

A couple weekends ago, my son and I tackled the oh-so-lovely job of cleaning the gutters on our house, followed by the much more pleasant task of hanging Christmas lights. (For those of you new to my blog, I love Christmas. Our house and deck are completely encircled...

When God’s ways are hidden

  In October my family took a trip to Moab, Utah, for my brother’s wedding. While planning the visit I discovered that Moab is the home of Arches National Park, which immediately went to the top of the list of things we must see while there. Because our time in...