Someone recently showed me a beautiful truth. She pointed out that in mountain ranges the mountains are connected to one another. Then she asked, “are they connected at the top?” No, of course not. They are connected in the valleys. We too find our connections with each other in the valleys of our lives, perhaps...

A few weeks ago, I pinched my thumb in a way that created a blood blister. Now, I expected the blood to be absorbed back into the rest of the body over time, but it was not. For some reason, the blood congealed, forming a clot just a bit beneath the skin. Every time I...

Grief is not exclusive to survivors. There are other forms of grief. One we may not acknowledge is the grief of being different from our peers. A few weeks ago, we spoke of Hermey and Rudolph, the misfits. Do you remember the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? One night, Hermey and Rudolph spent the...

This question was posed to me recently, “If we truly believe that we will be reunited in heaven with the ones we have loved, what is it that we are grieving?” If we grieve, do we truly believe in resurrection into eternal life?  Second question first, YES! Yes, we can believe and do believe in...

Another holiday season has passed. Everyone we love wanted us to enjoy the spirit of the season with them, to celebrate and be glad. Joy and celebration may be the last thing from your mind right now. At the holiday, we often miss our precious ones even more. We have the right to say, “no,...

“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 He will bring you peace. Merry Christmas!

I was raised with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as a Christmas tradition. This year, I watched with tears as Hermey and Rudolph discovered themselves to be misfits. Hermey was expected to be an elf, but he wanted to be a dentist. Rudolph was expected to be just another reindeer, but he was extraordinary in that...

After a loss, we sometimes shut down completely emotionally and even physically. Life goes on but not really for us. I want you to know that you are still here. You still exist. It is absolutely okay for you to live again. Don’t rush it, but when you are ready, live again. May God grant...

I frequently visit and contribute to a website called Quora.com. People submit questions and others offer answers in a variety of fields. Quality of writing, both of questions and answers, varies widely. One question struck me as something to share with you. The question was, “what is the most tragic thought”. My immediate response was...

We tend to miss our precious ones even more at Christmas. They seem even more absent, don’t they? And holidays are such a time of old family traditions which can make things even worse. I simply cannot put up a Christmas tree anymore. I did finally buy a “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” for my office....