Before…

I spent Saturday evening and all day yesterday with Evelyn Husband Thompson. Her husband Rick was the commander of Space Shuttle Columbia which disintegrated on reentry on February 1, 2003. As she was leaving our home yesterday, we talked about yet another family grieving over the suicide of a beautiful young woman. We noticed how…

Stepping Heavenward Quote

I’m reading “Stepping Heavenward” a novel about a young woman growing up in the 1800’s. It is written as a diary chronicling her life and walk with God, including struggles. She wrote the following about her sickly infant girl. MAY 1.—My delicate little Una’s first birth day. Thank God for sparing her to us a…

While We’re Waiting 

I haven’t shared While We’re Waiting in a few months. Too many parents need this group. I’m grateful it is available to help us grieve and live well.  While We’re Waiting is a faith-based ministry for bereaved parents. They host weekend retreats for parents, mini retreats for moms and dads, and a Facebook group for…

Stop the Gossiping 

I’ve posted about this before. I speak as a mom who has experienced the death of my son.  But it seems not everyone got the message.  A young man in our community died. Two in the past week in fact. One, a college student, was shot in a robbery gone bad. The other, a 13…

Being a Theatre Mom 

I’m keeping a couple of girls (10 & 13) for a few weeks while their parents take their little sister to get her service dog. Just having young girls at the house after years of empty nest is tiring but fun. I also had a military couple with eight-month-old twins staying here this week. They…

 Gifts From Above

So many hurting people crave comfort. They crave a sign that they are going to be okay or that their departed loved ones are okay. (Last week I shared a quote from “God’s Healing in Grief.” The article is “Are They Okay.“) Grieving people crave comfort so much that they may be deceived into believing…