Faith, fatherless, Grace, grief, Hope, Pain and suffering

Grief: Thoughts for Kobe Bryant's Wife and Children

What would I say to Kobe’s wife and children if I had the opportunity? My heart breaks with you...

Faith, Grace, grief, Hope, Pain and suffering, parenting, Uncategorized

In Loving Memory

When I was walking through my divorce, I remember that moment of surrender. “Lord,” I cried out, “I don’t want this journey, but I will take it if this is what you have for me. But don’t you dare mess with my kids!” I’ve dealt with my share of hurt and pain over the last… Continue reading In Loving Memory

Dating, Faith, Hope, Pain and suffering

Of Loss and Love

“My [loved one] passed away last week. … Now that I'm older and have traversed this experience I just walk around wondering have the flood gates now opened? Who’s next? What sudden tragedy will happen around the corner?” Loss and fear seem to go hand-in-hand. We lose someone important and suddenly we fear losing those… Continue reading Of Loss and Love

Faith, grief, Hope, Pain and suffering

A Prayer for the Grieving at Christmas

If I could sum up 2016 with one word it would be loss. Yes, we have had some wonderful blessings this year, but the blessings have been far outweighed by huge losses. And, as the holidays approach, the losses are weighing even heavier upon our hearts. I’ve spent the last eight months doing everything I… Continue reading A Prayer for the Grieving at Christmas

Faith, Hope, Pain and suffering

Cultivating Gratitude When Life Sucks

Let’s face it: sometimes life just sucks. I’m not one to use any type of profanity, but I’m not sure there’s any other way to describe 2016. It’s been an unbelievably difficult year, filled with life-changing realities that have permanently altered our lives. And here we are, with the holidays upon us, trying to figure… Continue reading Cultivating Gratitude When Life Sucks