[...] a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance." - Ecclesiastes 3:4 Disclosure: content and images included in this post depict infant loss and may be triggering for some. Aware of the impending grief, I sought distraction - chores, work, alcohol - anything to avoid… Continue reading A Time to Mourn
Joy & Pain
Marc-Antoine and I continue to heal and grieve, thankful for all of the love, support and especially the prayers, that we have received. We have been generously covered by graces and continued miracles. This is an update, a Part 2 to my post, “Miracles & Trauma.” Disclosure: there are images in this post that may… Continue reading Joy & Pain
“Raphaël” A Poem
“Raphaël” A Poem
Raphaël’s Story: Submissions!
In the writing world, November is known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The goal is to write an average of 1667 words per day with the goal of 50,000 words written towards a novel. This year I’d decided to participate for the first time. My current project is a Contemporary Adult Novel called, “Straddling… Continue reading Raphaël’s Story: Submissions!
Joy in the Unknown
A little late, but here is my reflection from the month of October: “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” —Psalm 94:19 NIV The “Unknown” is not a comfortable place to be, especially if it triggers feelings of isolation or of being misunderstood. Many insecurities are unearthed and we can find… Continue reading Joy in the Unknown
Coffee Addict: Entrusting Your Tastebuds (and Your Life) to God
Coffee is incredible! I drink it every day: not because I’m addicted, but for the experience it brings. I don’t get a caffeine rush or energy boost that others claim to experience, neither does it keep me awake at night when I’m tired. In fact, coffee does the opposite for me. There is something in… Continue reading Coffee Addict: Entrusting Your Tastebuds (and Your Life) to God
The Better Part: A Mother’s Perspective on Slowing Down and Being Still
“Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and… Continue reading The Better Part: A Mother’s Perspective on Slowing Down and Being Still
“Be At Peace” A Short Story
Jodie pulled my blue lifejacket from the back of the minivan and handed it to me. “Do you have the map?” she asked, a hint of panic edging into her voice. “Don’t worry, I’ve been planning this trip for over a hundred years.” The sarcastic exaggeration might have been much, but it was ridiculous to think we could get lost canoeing around the shores of… Continue reading “Be At Peace” A Short Story