"Grieving is a Gift" may not settle well with you. One doesn't realize how much effort grieving takes until life hands you a situation with which you experience grief. Grief and grieving aren't just for death. You can experience grief in the loss of a job, friendship, a move, divorce, a child marrying... the list … Continue reading Grieving is a Gift
Nothing could have prepared me for the events of October 28th, 1992. What started as a typical day ended in one of my worst nightmares.
In 2008, I had two friends suddenly lose their husbands within a few months of one another. Since we were only in our 40s at the time, this was a real shock and it got me thinking about the reality of life and death. How one moment in time can forever change your life. Both … Continue reading Four Ways to Support Grieving Friends
Today and every day, let's remember: All the babies born sleeping. Those carried but never held. Those held that could not be taken home. Those taken home that could not stay. We remember. Always.
When you have chronic pain, you lose the life you once had.
Where the DMU ( Dutch Mothers Underground) got their start no one knows for sure. But it is thought to have been birthed at a 3 pm tea time in either Grand Rapids, Michigan or Orange City, Iowa. Some much frazzled Dutch mothers banded together to put a stop to “the nonsense” going around the … Continue reading The Dutch Mothers Underground
The summer Veterinary Technician Internship was the highlight of each student's training. I had finished my first year of studies and was eager to embark on a summer of learning my trade. A summer filled with critters galore and I was to be in the center of it all. Pure heaven! Developing my skills as … Continue reading The Summer Veterinary Technician Internship
have your ever attended a funeral and realized that you really didn't know this person. And now, you wish you had taken the time..
Sometimes family and friends are not certain how to help the chronically ill handle the holidays. Here's a Letter to Friends to answer that question
Is your faith growing cold? Do you feel that you are losing ground in spiritual things? Or are you On Fire for God? Is your love for God burning to share it with others? Let's talk today about how to fan the flames of your faith. The Holy Spirit is the Fire in us When … Continue reading How to Fan the Flames of Your Faith