Preparation 

I wrote this last year. As graduations and Mother’s Day approach, we need to be prepared.  I encourage each of us to not let anxiety and fear overwhelm us or keep us from participating in activities. Especially activities involving our other living children. Once we miss an event, we cannot go back and recapture that…

Romans 8

On Sunday evenings we are going through a Bible study with a group of folks who’ve all lost loved ones. Throughout this study we look at various passages and discuss how they apply in our grief journey.  Here are a few insights these folks have discussed as we looked at Romans 8.  12 So then,…

I’ve Been Thinking

Tonight I was praying for families who lost young adult children. Unfortunately, I have an idea of how to pray for them since I am one of them. Our friends have loved us well. I am grateful. As I prayed for three specific families that lost sons recently, I was thinking… So many families lost…

In Christ, a 31 Day Challenge 

Knowing who God is, what He has done for me, and what He promises to do helps me walk through the trials of this life.  Starting today, I am reading through The Loved Bible Project’s “May 31 Day Challenge.”  This is a FREE daily devotional on who we are in Christ.  You can read each…

A Little Humor

My posts have been very serious the past couple of months. God’s been working in me. Working on hard stuff. He is good and compassionate. He is full of mercy. He also gives me joy.  So….here is a little humor for your Sunday morning.  The first I posted yesterday. The second I posted early this…

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…

She Fell Off a Cliff…

Yesterday (Tuesday) our 21-year-old daughter fell off a cliff.  We got a call from the Dean of her college telling us that “rescue crews were on the way and we know she’s conscious.” The next couple of hours were terrifying and yet we knew God was watching over her. He knew every one of her…

How I have been thinking lately

Originally posted on kathleenbduncan:
Anyone else ever think like this? I have been thinking this way too often over the past few months and days: This is hard. I’m tired. I don’t want to think or suffer anymore. The world is ugly and getting uglier. I am tired of people hurting the ones I love.…