Z, Zero, Zebra, Zee End!

Last day of the A to Z April Challenge! Last letter of the alphabet is Z. I can’t think of anything great to write. I’m too busy thinking about my bike ride tomorrow. So, instead of a deep, philosophical post, here are a few dumb Z jokes. What’s black and white and red all over?…

You’ve Got a Friend

Seventeen years ago, Ron and I took our family to a new church, Vineyard Fellowship. We had recently moved to a new town and were looking for a new church home. We had not had a great week. In fact, we had been fighting for a few days. One of those marriage fights where you…

Xed 

Xed verb (used with object), x-ed or x’d [ekst], x-ing or x’ing [ek-sing]  1. to cross out or mark with or as if with an x (often followed by out): to x out an error. I have been thinking about forgiveness a lot lately. God’s forgiveness. My need for forgiveness. My need of forgiveness from…

While We’re Waiting 

I haven’t written about While We’re Waiting all year! If you have experienced the death of a child of any age from any cause, I encourage you to check out While We’re Waiting. You can also find helpful articles by clicking on “Grieving” on the menu or by clicking Helping the Grieving in the category…

Valley of the Shadow

I walked through the Valley. Sudden death. Sudden loss. All the while, You were there. You did not leave me. You showed that You care. I walked through the Valley. So much pain. So much grief. There was much sorrow. Yet You carried me through All the way to the ‘morrow. I walked through the…

Up for a Challenge?

In March of this year, I participated in a WordPress Photo 101 class. We had photo assignments each weekday for four weeks. I also participated in their week long Commenting Bootcamp during which we learned about commenting etiquette and were encouraged to comment on other blogs. I found both classes fun and challenging! I took…

Truth 

This is truth: The death of my child changed me.  Since the death of my son… I am more vulnerable. I am more sensitive. My faith is stronger. I have lost my innocence; I know bad things happen. I have a hard time listening to small talk or caring about trivial things. I have difficulty…

22 Lost to Suicide Each Day

  Today is April 22. Today’s letter is “S”. 22. S I chose to write about suicide.  22 Veterans lost to suicide. Every. Single. Day. 22 men and women. 22 husbands and wives. 22 sons and daughters. 22 fathers and mothers. 22 brothers and sisters. 22 uncles, aunts, and cousins. 22 friends. 22 who served…

Quote

    Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.   This quote was posted by a friend. I’m not sure who said it first. Many have taken it as their own. Today, I am taking it as mine.…