Tag: Peace

Poetry, Family, Creation Care

A few weeks before Christmas, I took Our 9 and 6 year-old on a walk through the basement of our house. The goal was to find ten items that I would eventually write a poem about. We play the “describing game” all the time…

Dirt Road Therapy

Before picking our children up from school today, I took twenty minutes to drive down a lovely gravel road near our house. I’m going to share more soon about the journey our family has been on this past year, but for now, learning how…

Rest

I heard the voice of Jesus say come unto me and rest… But what about our sick child? Come unto me and rest… What about our finances?  Come to me and rest…  What about our loved one slowly succumbing to dementia? Come unto me…

Musings from a $1.50 retreat 

Sometimes gifts come in the most unsuspecting ways, like several weeks ago when I picked up a book for $1.50 at a thrift store. I was taking my mother-in-law to an appointment and she loves to stop by thrift stores along the way. The…

When love and pain get physical 

I’ve started this post a hundred times and simply couldn’t get it out. It feels so vulnerable, but for others who need to learn these same lessons, I must share.  My husband, our children, and my mission through the Sadie Rose Foundation are, without a…

Unclenching my grasp and breathing peace 

Eight years ago I was balancing work and a newborn baby. My job as a staff-writer for a local community paper allowed me to work from home at times.  One morning I opened my work email and in place of my signature and work…

Anguish, Bitterness, Hope

Words stir deep within, swirling up to my head, but I have been unable to type or speak them. A friend calls, crying, concerned about a loved one’s recent diagnosis. Another texts memorial service information for a small child. At church, we gather around…

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