When Your Child Dies and You Don’t Know How to Pray…


She would be 7 this December. And even though it has been years since Selah died, I still remember the moment when the pit in my stomach formed. Surrounded by tubes and wires, I leaned heavy against the hospital bed. Our doctor’s brimming eyes spoke volumes as she fumbled through an explanation of what Pompe was doing [Read More…]

Why It Matters Now…


I like to think about Heaven. And talk about Heaven. But it wasn’t always that way for me. There was, and still is, debate and discussion over the particulars of Jesus’ return and so it just felt easier not to bring it up. I had misconceptions over what Heaven would be like, so to be [Read More…]

When Eternity Triumphs Over Anger…


For the past month, at The Better Mom website, we’ve been sharing daily posts about anger in a series called:  “From Grouchy to Great: Finding Joy in the Journey of Motherhood”. Today, I’m sharing about how keeping my eyes on Heaven helps in the battle against anger and frustration. Would love to have you join [Read More…]

How Do You Know If You Know Him?

Jesus love me

I checked out from writing over the summer because we were moving and… Well, there was just a lot of LIFE happening around here. But when I returned and actually checked my blog email, there were three different emails from readers who were wrestling with whether or not they are Christians and if they are saved. [Read More…]

Five Years Ago Today…


  This card came in the mail yesterday. From Selah’s doctor up at the Children’s Hospital. She remembers every year. Just one word– Selah, To pause and value. And I went walking with some friends this morning and one said– “It’s not that you miss the person less… It’s that around you, life fills (with [Read More…]

How Would You Answer These 3 Important Questions?

three questions

  Matt. 16:15 Mark 8:29 Luke 9:20 John 14:6 John 14:10 James 2:19 John 6:35 John 8:28 John 8:58   What other places in God’s Word do you find the answers to these questions? What is the difference between question #2 and question #3 ?     Don’t want to miss new posts? Please connect [Read More…]

Ways to Weep With…

Cherry Blossom

  Weeping With Those Who Weep–   Four years ago last April…I fell asleep slumped over a hospital bed, up at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. And the next morning our daughter Selah died. And I was kicking myself for moments-lost-in-slumber. At first there was the piercing pain, where it was difficult to even breathe. It was [Read More…]

Remembering Heaven (Sharing today over at The Better Mom)

April 25 th.The day Selah died. One deep-special-heart-ache-reason that I long for Heaven.But really,There are so many reasons why– Heaven changes everything. Please join me over at The Better Mom today… Where I’m sharing about why we all need to talk to our children about Heaven (with suggested resources to encourage the dialogue). Please join [Read More…]

Eternity Amnesia

I often lived as an eternity amnesiac. I, too, often lived with the unrealistic expectations and functional hopelessness that always results when you tell yourself that this life you have right here, right now, is all there is… This present life is not all there is. There is a forever on the other side of [Read More…]

Heartache (Romans 8:28 & 29)

I wrestle with this heartache.Knowing that your pain–pulls my heart closer.Your heartache–makes our roads converge. I would pray it away if I could.It’s that same tension.I believe it–“God causes all things to work together…” (let’s leave out “for our good”)It’s so tempting to leave it out.Only because it’s hard to swallow…Without the living it. Though [Read More…]

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