No real Christmas tree is perfect. There’s always an ugly side. A side with limbs going every which direction. Some limbs might be super short. Others long. Some sticking up. And others drooping way down. There are always gaps and those areas you try to cover up with plenty of lights and ornaments. Once you get your tree inside and in its spot, you turn it and turn it again until you find the best looking “side,” and that’s the side you want to be seen. The ugly side you hide up against the wall.READ MORE
At eight years old, I was in a car accident that took the lives of my parents and four of my siblings. My older brother and I were the only ones to survive. Now, 20 years later, I have found a hope and trust in God that has carried me in the midst of my grief and has allowed me to continue my own healing by helping others with theirs.
Many of you may already know (or have heard) my story. I haven’t written about it much publicly so far, but God has led me to a place now where I’ve been wanting to share it more because I know there are many who can relate. My hope is that my story provides encouragement and a beacon of light to those who are hurting because I’ve been there, and God has provided a way for me through the pain of loss. I recently had the opportunity to share my story in a devotional with Just Between Us. You can read it here!
It was a mundane, every-day experience of feeding my little one in his highchair that turned into a holy moment for me.
The feeding started off clean, but by the end of it, the dark purple berry and oats slop was EVERYWHERE! Covering his hands, smeared all over his tray, on the floor, and then brushed along all the places he touched- face, chair, hair, table, etc.READ MORE