I Have a Friend…

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I have a friend who is going in for a medical test today. Images, biopsies, invasive… Invading the allusion of security and safety that so easily numbs us to eternity. And the results could be life-impacting. Some might say– Shattering. And I probably won’t think-pray about much else today. But– In the midst of it all [Read More...]

Psalm 61

Psalm 61

  …ways to weep with…

Five Years Ago Today…

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  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...]

Today…

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Today… The news images flash– Of smoke and explosions and sorrow-stained concrete, Of children frantically clinging to parents, And eyes scanning crowds for loved-ones-unaccounted-for. A mama of five enters Heaven. Her husband is left with raw pain and a house of little aching hearts. Today, his first full day without the-woman-he-doesn’t-know-how-to-live-without. This baby– His mama prays for [Read More...]

When Nothing Else Can Reach Your Heart…

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  I have a friend Rachel…and she understands my heart. She knows what it is to have a hurting heart that needs hope…and she lives in that place of wrestling. Where she struggles to trust God every. single. day… With the life of her child. She invited me over to her place today and it [Read More...]

Trusting Him With Your Everything…

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  I’m rewriting this post. I wrote it several weeks ago when I joined MaryDeMuth’s blog tour  for her recently released book– Everything.  It has been a JOY to be part of the Everything Launch Team! Let me just start by saying– the book is incredible. Worth reading…and you know me…I don’t recommend anything unless it’s something I [Read More...]

Ways to Weep With…

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  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...]

And These Are Hard Words…

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I pull out those bright, plastic, yellow men that shout– “Children at Play” to the oncoming cars. And I see the swarms in our yard and backyard and on the hill behind our house. Laughing. Screaming. Children of life. But then her email comes… A heart-friend whose adoption has fallen through. And she longs for a full house, but I [Read More...]

Four Years Ago Tonight…

…I fell asleep slumped over a hospital bed. Up at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. And the next morning Selah died. And I was kicking myself for moments-lost-in-slumber. Today this card came in the mail. One word full of so much love… From the doctor who was our doctor during that last week.. And it brought it [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...]

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