Grief: There are No Rules

I’ve heard it said that every person is either going into a storm, in the middle of one, or on their way out of one. Grief is one of those storms. It crashes into our lives after the loss of beloved people or things, and it doesn’t behave in any clearly understandable...

10 Years Later: The Aftermath of Grief

I sit alone in my room. Kids are tucked into bed. Husband is downstairs watching a football game. The soft glow of light shines from my bedside lamp. Snuggled against the pillows, this place is my safe haven. A place I find rest and peace from the busyness of each...

Savoring this Life

“Look, I know you don’t want to hear this, but if anything should happen to me…” He pauses, takes a breath. Heart stuttering, I rush to interrupt. “Stop. Just – stop. Nothing’s going to happen to you–” Ignoring me, he plows on. “Talk to Chris, he can give you the...

When Love Walks Away

The fall of 2012 will always remain in my memory as a season of tragic loss for me. I don’t recall another time where I felt so stripped down, empty, and so utterly alone. Despite the beautiful colors of fall, signifying that year’s harvest coming to a close, I was...

Seeing God in Loss

Today we’re so pleased to introduce the first article in our new 6-week series called “Her Story,” stories of ordinary women experiencing, overcoming, or choosing to do extraordinary things. Today’s story comes from Judy Miller. Eighteen years...