Category Archives: Struggles and Sorrows

Waiting

“I can’t wait until I’m in college!” fourteen-year-old Kiersten recently proclaimed.  Considering she is only in ninth grade, she has a long wait ahead of her! Kiersten, of course, is looking forward to all the fun that college seems to be:  … Continue reading

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When God Seems “Mean”

“God is so mean,” Brennan pronounces as I hold him on the rocking-recliner in his bedroom. “Why?” I inquire.  A bit take-aback, to be honest.  I never know how to respond to these type of statements.  I realize my response … Continue reading

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Taking in the Weather

I woke up the morning of the election only to discover that I didn’t know who I was going to vote for that day. This is a scary confession for me to make.  Scary because some people may have judgmental reactions to this.  … Continue reading

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By the Grace of God

By the grace of God.  A phrase I tend to use quite a bit.  Or, at least, I use to.  Many times I say it flippantly, even if used about serious things:  “By the grace of God, we made it … Continue reading

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Grandma

Grandma died last night.  As I type the words, I can hardly believe this day has finally come.  She is, or was, ninety-eight years old, so for the past several years we’ve known that this day will come…sooner than later. … Continue reading

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I Wish I Could Keep You Protected

I’m feeling an nudge within me to post something I’ve already written.  As I referenced in  “I Didn’t See it Coming,” Kiersten’s second grade teacher died unexpectedly this year.  She died over spring break.  After finding out the news via email … Continue reading

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I Didn’t See it Coming

I hang up the phone in disbelief.  We’ve just received some tough to hear news.  News about some friends whose lives will be changed forever.  “I didn’t see this coming,” I say to my husband. As I process through this … Continue reading

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