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“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46 (NIV) My kids’ favorite word as toddlers was why.  Their curious little minds were like sponges, and they eagerly wanted to know the answers to everything.  There were times I was so worn by their why’s I’d count down the minutes until my husband […]


God Writes My Story

“So how did your husband die?” This question can be a real conversation stopper for some widows. I have been learning this lesson for the past five years. The final moments of one chapter of my story and the beginning of the next have changed my perspective dramatically. Only God really knows our whole story, […]


Give it to God

The trauma my body and mind went through that day is indescribable. I still have aftershocks from that day and the moments leading up to my husband Michael’s death. These aftershocks trigger my mind, making me believe something awful is happening or about to happen. In fact, seeing an ambulance or fire truck parked outside […]



“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” Proverbs 17:17 “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” Luke 6:31 (NIV)   I was sitting with my daughter recently talking about the journey she’s […]


Two Years and Trusting in Him

Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.                                                                                                           […]


A Legacy of Life Well Lived

Legacy is a loaded word for me now.  Becoming a widow at 35 years old made me acutely aware of the increased need to leave a legacy for my kids, while fiercely protecting and even nurturing my late husband’s legacy.   In the beginning it was hard.  My husband died by suicide in a very public manner. The fear and shame of that fact drove me […]