Archive for the 'Grief' Category

Dec 27 2017


Psalm 30:2, 4-5, 11-12 O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You have healed me. Sing praises to the Lord, O you His saints, and give thanks to His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, and His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the […]

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Dec 04 2017

Grandpa’s Hands

When I was a child, it was your hands that were getting down and dirty, scraping the barbecue, planting seeds, trimming rosebushes, stopping my spinning chair at the kitchen table. I remember watching your hands place toothpicks in the petals and stem of delicate passion flowers so they would stay open. I remember your hands […]

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Dec 02 2017


There are some days that, while filled with nothing but the ordinary, feel truly extraordinary nonetheless. In the liturgical Church year, incidentally, today is the last day of Ordinary Time prior to tomorrow launching this year’s Advent season. Well, perhaps it is less than incidental: in fact, it may be the precise reason I thought […]

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Nov 17 2017

Final Lap of The Race

Acts 20:24 “I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me— the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” I’m not a runner. I may have gone through a short stint a couple years ago where I gave […]

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Oct 15 2017

Beautiful crying forth

As I contemplate my thirteen precious children today, on PAIL (pregnancy and infant loss) Remembrance Day, I am praising God for His beautiful crying forth of ideas which created each one of them. I still daily get to set my eyes on four of them, and I am daily blown away by His imagination in […]

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Apr 14 2017

Christ Died

While we were yet sinners. Christ suffered for us. Died for me. He was stricken. Smitted. Afflicted. Forsaken. Dead in a completely gory trauma.   And there was darkness. Despair. Agony. Unknowns. Hell. Many Questions What about that tree– the one that would be sawn asunder, its limbs lashed to a T to brace his bruised body? […]

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Oct 15 2016


Light at the end of the tunnel. It’s an interesting phrase, cliche, concept, and reality. I remember spending months and years wondering why every light I would see would end up being a train to pummel me rather than the end of the tunnel. Just when I would glimpse hope or joy, my life would […]

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Oct 04 2016


October has always been one of my favorite months. In fact, if I had been a more patient woman, I would have waited an extra five months to get married just so I could have an October anniversary! But as it happened, seven days post college graduation was all I was willing to wait. (No […]

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Jun 29 2016


It never ceases to amaze me how our experiences shape and color the lenses through which we look. Even something as simple as a devotional title this morning… it struck me… My eyes read “Riding the Rollercoaster of Miscarriage.” I was surprised to find, upon reading it & then going back to the top to […]

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Apr 01 2016

Long-distance and Long-time

Five years ago right now, I found out I was pregnant with my ninth baby, who came on the heels of six consecutive miscarriages. Five years ago right now, we began the process of building a home out in the country. Five years ago right now, a friend of mine emailed me a crazy idea. […]

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