Something Bigger

Something Bigger

When you live with a chronic illness, you soon learn that it requires you to make a plethora of unending decisions. When you reach the “D” section in your phonebook, the list of doctors seems endless. Some of these doctors are even programmed into your speed dial....
When We Feel Stuck

When We Feel Stuck

Sometimes I feel like I am standing in a river. I can feel the water splashing around my feet and the cold stones I’m standing on. I want to join everyone else on the shore, but my feet won’t move. I am stuck, and powerless to do anything about it. I think sometimes...
I Will Not Be Shaken

I Will Not Be Shaken

Every couple of years I put together a family Christmas letter to send out. While it’s meant to keep us connected to our long-distance families and friends, it’s also a family history, if you will. I always look forward to sitting down and reflecting very...
Treasures in Darkness

Treasures in Darkness

Two years ago, I received a manuscript from a woman whose son was battling Leukemia. He was in the early stages of the disease and Lisa’s article shared their journey up until that point. Immediately, my mother’s heart identified with the words on the page and the...
Where Do Butterflies Go At Night?

Where Do Butterflies Go At Night?

I put my dog out late last night and saw a beautiful butterfly on the front porch. At night! I’ve only ever seen butterflies during the day. So it made me wonder, “Where do butterflies go at night?” Most of us take notice of things or people when they are right in...