The Ultimate Revelation of Faith

I didn’t really fathom the enormity of the meaning of Easter until after Lydia died, my adorable five-year old girl.   I knew absolutely nothing about death until July 16, 2008.  Prior to that, it was elusive to me. It was terrifying, and something I shied away from in every conversation that arose. Death was dark,… Read More

Is There A Sweeter Side of Grief? How To Uncover That Elusive Silver Lining

I started my blog a few years ago and entitled it Grieving Gumdrops: The Sweeter Side of Grief.  It had been a few years after my daughter Lydia had passed away and I was at a place where I needed to recognize my blessings and focus on the positive in order to keep my own… Read More

Back to School-Examining the Past, Embracing the Future

As we wind down from Labor Day weekend full of activities at our local round-up and fair, I’m encompassed by a little quiet reflection this eve of the first day surrounds me.   I am exhausted from the hustle and bustle of early mornings and late nights. My days consisted of carnivals, nursing a twisted ankle,… Read More

How I Heard God on a Sunday Morning

Do you every wonder if God is there? If He really hears what’s in your heart?  I just had to share this morning how God was speaking to me. My first clue was the dream I had last night.  It was the most amazing.  So here it is……I found it easier to write it in… Read More

Finding the Sweeter Side of Grief-A Look at Child Loss Ten Years Later

So July 16, 2018 marks ten years since our car accident.-when a routine commute to work on a hot summer day, ended with my daughter gone and my son and I in the hospital. I remember clearly when it was nearly evening time that day and we were finally allowed to leave the hospital. I… Read More

Stepping Out In Faith

Stepping out in faith can be quite the challenge.  Let’s be real. Leaving our own comfort zone while walking into the frightening unknown is not that attractive.  People could make fun of us, we are vulnerable and could fail.  How embarrassing that would be.  However, if we don’t try, we will never know our greatest… Read More