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He Hideth My Soul

He Hideth My Soul

Our minds were reeling with the news of Justin’s accident. The sheriff’s office patiently walked us through our next steps as we tried to process this horrific loss. They asked us if we had any clergy that could come and be with us. I called a friend and incoherently told her that we needed to get ahold of one of our pastors.

Upside-down Goodness

Upside-down Goodness

It was an early Sunday morning when we were awakened by the doorbell ringing. Tim went down and answered the door, both of us were thinking that Justin must have locked himself out of the house. I stood at the top of the stairs waiting […]

Grief in the Grocery Store

Grief in the Grocery Store

I have found that going to the grocery store is one of the most difficult of my tasks to complete. I try to prepare myself as I drive down the familiar road and listen to encouraging songs on the radio. I pull into a parking […]

Am I too far gone? A Pivotal Conversation in My Weight Loss Journey.

Am I too far gone? A Pivotal Conversation in My Weight Loss Journey.

I was in despair. My weight was completely out of control and I had no idea how in the world I was going to climb out of a very deep pit. My body physically hurt, I was exhausted, and very discouraged. One morning, I woke […]

A Sweet and Bitter Providence, Resting in God’s Sovereignty

A Sweet and Bitter Providence, Resting in God’s Sovereignty

Today, I opened my journal to its first entry dated April 3, 2017. It read, “But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8) Please help me […]

Six Months Later

Six Months Later

Life can change in the blink of an eye. One minute I was telling Justin to be careful and that I loved him. The next minute (or hours later) we were being awakened by the sheriff’s office telling us something no parent ever dreams of […]


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