When the need to forgive has been hidden, part 5

From darkness to light In the last series, I thanked God for showering me with my favorite things, like chocolate,…

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Forgiving yourself

Connecting the dots As much as I hesitate to begin a post with a story about my sister—Pam, The Almighty;…

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What forgiving is and isn’t, part 9

The chain and the tunnel This spring, a dove family built their nest in our gutter, just outside our kitchen…

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The big why, part 1 of 8

Two flavors, same ending Think about an experience that went much better than you anticipated. My mom’s funeral was certainly…

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Grieving divorce, part 7 of 8

The time Have you ever encountered a season with your child when your efforts just weren’t getting through? The behavior…

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Trauma interrupted

The prayers, the vision and the letter Turbulent winds and changing weather A week ago, Brandon and I spent a…

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The trauma of perfection: from denial to healing, part 1 of 6

The anger letter There’s a saying that goes like this: “Truth hurts.” While that may be true initially, I hope…

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The apology, part 2 of 2

True colors Things aren’t always what they appear to be, Peaceful Readers. That goes for material things, it goes for…

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Preparing for the sneak attack, part 1 of 3

The chain The bigger deal Have you ever experienced something unpleasant and then realized how it helped you to solve…

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