Tag Archives: Faith

Resting in God’s Love

Resting in God’s Love

At the start of the year, I selected Love as my word for 2017. I know I wasn’t alone in feeling a little battered and bruised by the events of 2016, and as a new year approached, my heart was heavy over the prevalence of fear and hatred in our world. After much prayer and… Continue Reading

Love in 2017

Love in 2017

Happy New Year! I hope that your year is off to a promising start! I’ve missed you these past couple of weeks, but feel refreshed and rejuvenated from my mini break. Our family of three inaugurated the year with a fun and (mostly) relaxing ten days with extended family in California, and I’ve spent this past week doing some spring cleaning and reacclimating to normal, post-holiday life. As much as… Continue Reading

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

It was a dark and stormy night. It’s a cliché to introduce a story that way, but the night of November 18, 2013, was truly one of the darkest and stormiest nights of my life. I sat in the emergency room bed, clutching Luke’s hand in a viselike grip and staring up at the ticking… Continue Reading

Longing For Home

Longing For Home

The sun was just dipping below the horizon when we turned into our neighborhood and a white picket fence—OUR white picket fence—came into view. Following the U-Haul trailer that had been my guidepost for the last 1400 miles, I eased my car onto the long driveway, turned off my ignition, and sobbed a deep sigh… Continue Reading