This post has been brewing in my head and heart for weeks. I've been watching my sweet Taylor girl grow thinner and weaker, fighting a battle that she never requested. When your child is dying, and especially during the stages of suffering, grieving becomes the norm. Grief doesn't wait for the day of death. No, grief begins long, long before then. I'll never forget the day that Taylor's … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Love Your Spouse When Life Is Hard
Today I'm thinking of you. You who are looking at a long road ahead. Maybe you who are staring at a blank wall, wishing that handwriting with clear instructions for the journey would appear. Or maybe you are wishing you could somehow make the wall disappear. I don't know exactly what your wall or obstacle or hurdle looks like. But my heart hurts for you because not only have I been there, but I … [Read more...] about The Road Marked With Suffering
Somewhere along life's journey, your heart developed a hole. Maybe it started as a small tear, but someone said a few words that tore that hole a little bigger. Maybe it wasn't just a few words. Maybe the conversations gained momentum to the point of losing relationships. Or having to move jobs. Or homes. Or churches. That hole in your heart was ripped wide open and the wound is still … [Read more...] about The Last Thing You Want to Hear When You’re Hurting
There are moments in life you never forget. You may have heard me tell about this particular moment in my life or read about it in our family's story. But the night I googled 'mucopolysaccharidosis' and read the description was one of those moments. MPS III, Sanfilippo syndrome, is marked by severe neurological symptoms. These include progressive dementia, aggressive behavior, … [Read more...] about So Why Does God Allow Suffering?
Winnners Announced! Lisa S. Jodee Molitor Ellen Check your email, Ladies! Praying you learn from and enjoy the book as much as I did. I can't remember how my and Erica McNeal's paths crossed initially, but as the author of "Good Grief!", God divinely appointed our meeting, no doubt. If you are a regular reader, you know how much I love to read and inspire others to read. Giving books … [Read more...] about “Good Grief!”- Book Review & Giveaway