The Hard Work of Healing from Divorce

The Hard Work of Healing from Divorce

There were two fears I carried early in life, two circumstances I begged God to never allow happen: losing a child and divorce. I’m not quite sure why those two particular issues scared me as they did—maybe because I’ve seen the devastation loss like that creates in...
Family Talk

Family Talk

We unthinkingly live the narratives that we are raised with or we rail against them. When you are the parent, you craft the stories. As our children move toward adulthood, we often miss the necessary shift in order to have robust and respectful relationships with...
Admitting My Need for Help

Admitting My Need for Help

Dear Friends— I’m sending this email to you to ask you to pray for our family. We have recently discovered that my mom has Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.  At the moment she is in New York with my younger brother. On Tuesday I will join them in New York. Then on Saturday I...
Scary, Contagious Authenticity

Scary, Contagious Authenticity

“Hi Erika. We missed you last week. How are you?” I greeted my friend as she arrived at the Toastmasters meeting. “I’m fine.”  Erika’s words tried to communicate health and happiness, but the locked mouth and downcast eyes spoke louder than the sounds that came out of...

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