Telling God ‘I See YOU’ During Difficult Times

My brother, Doug, arrived at my house the day before Thanksgiving. This was the first time seeing him since our dad’s funeral. Doug was already having a funky week, with most of his family unable to be there for the holiday. He kept sighing deeply every few minutes,...

Moms, Daughters, and Being 22

My mom was beautiful— graceful, classy in a down-to-earth sort of way. She was quiet, sometimes distant… holding in so many childhood wounds. She passed away at age 46 after a weary battle with cancer. I’ll never forget the day she called me into the...

Experiencing Loss and Laughter

It was a moment marked by joy and tragedy, a realization of the impact of loss. My closest friend was walking in the door of the church as a recording of another friend’s beautiful voice filled the building. I had not seen my approaching friend in almost 7 years, (you...