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My husband and I recently celebrated out 22nd wedding anniversary.  5 kids, 2 weddings, and 2 grandkids later, we are still celebrating.   It seems more and more in this day and age that we are not the ‘norm’. Very few of my children’s friends have parents who are still married to each other.  I think that is so incredibly sad.

Before I go any further, let me just say that I am NOT JUDGING you if you have a “failed” relationship of any type.  I know that things happen, and I know there are valid reasons for divorce and broken relationships.  I am far from perfect, and would not dream of trying to tell you that my way is better in any way than yours.  My purpose in this little blog is to provide a little encouragement for whatever relationship(s) you may have.

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As we approach Memorial Day weekend, we mourn the loss of loved ones. We know we are ‘supposed’ to celebrate their memory.  But sometimes it just hurts. It’s hard to understand why things have to happen. This weekend, I am mourning the loss of both my parents and my only sister.  My parents both died within 6 months of each other, and they were WAY to young. That was only a couple of years ago.  My sister was killed in a car accident 22 years ago.  She left behind a husband and four children.  She was pregnant with the 5th. They say time heals. I’m not sure that is true, but it does take away the raw edges of the pain.  But even now sometimes it’s okay to just, cry.

Maybe you don’t have a loved one you are mourning.  Maybe you are dealing with something else entirely.  It could be a horrible sickness.  It could be the loss of your job. Or a broken relationship. I don’t know what life has handed you to deal with. But I hope someone does.  It is so important for us to share our troubles with each other. Sometimes it helps us to know that someone is willing to listen. Sometimes it takes our mind off our own problems for a little while when we listen to others. Here’s a new song that I like to listen to that does a good job of expressing some of the feelings of sadness, & loneliness. Listen to the words if you haven’t heard it yet. It is called What it feels like. We should always be praying for each other. Continue reading