Any given year, by the time mid-November roles around, I am thinking about Christmas with joy and anticipation. I normally enjoy the lights, music, decorating, and mood of the Christmas season to come. Not this year! By mid-November, I was dreading the entire month of December, not just Christmas time. I found myself carrying around… Read More From “Bah! Humbug” to “Merry and Bright”
When disaster strikes in your life or something goes wrong, what is your immediate reaction? Do you find yourself to be a naturally negative or positive person? When something goes wrong, do you want to run and hide? Would you rather stand and fight? Or perhaps you would rather scream and then cry? The fact… Read More What is Your Reaction When Disaster Strikes?
Miscarriage. There is that ugly and painful word. One we don’t like to acknowledge, because then we may just be facing the pain of our loss head on. Even more so, it can very easily be a silent pain. No one would know unless we told them. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.… Read More Experiencing the Grief of Miscarriage? You are Not Alone
You’ve probably heard the verse, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) Back in the time period that Jesus walked the earth, people could relate well to this metaphor as many of them were farmers. It would have created a… Read More Are You Plugged In?