Simple Things Unleash Memories of Loved Ones

It happened again today. One seemingly random hymn unleashed a flood of emotions. Anyone who knows me well would agree that it doesn’t take much for me to get blurry-eyed with tears -could be a Hallmark commercial, a TV program that features dropping a child off at...

Loved Ones Help Us Weather Life’s Storms

Lately it’s been a series of ups and downs in the world, the community, and in our family. People are finding their voices, weather is wreaking havoc, and personal battles wage. Our seven – year-old great niece is fighting for her life after a bout with...

Finding Peace, Hope For a Grieving Heart

Eighteen years ago a little boy walked into my classroom and told me his cousin had died. He was devastated and this was one problem I couldn’t fix. We talked, he cried, we talked some more, we both cried. I was thankful he trusted me with his broken heart, but I...

Memories

Lately I’ve been wondering … is it possible for memories to be truly contained in plastic totes and cardboard boxes? In our attic are rows upon rows of totes and boxes, filled with tangible proof of our kids’ “moments” and our own. I suspect those restless memories...

We Have the Power to Change Our World

The day felt dark though the sun was shining brightly, and the air was heavy with words and images that kept reminding me of the stink of evil. I found it ironic that the unknown was front and center, blinding in its invisible presence. On that dark, sunny day, I had...