How To Help When A Friend’s Child Has Been Hospitalized

My son has been in the hospital for three days now. I have cried more than I thought possible. I have prayed more than I thought possible. I have worried more than I thought possible. And I have found more encouragement and hope in the midst of this, than I ever thought possible. Right now, I am three floors away from my sick little...Read More

To The Mom Crying In The Parking Lot

I glanced out the window of the third story waiting room and saw her. She was trying to help her son out of his wheelchair, and into the front seat of her car. He looked to be about 15 and was fighting her, melting down, clearly upset about something. From three stories up, I recognized everything about this momma. The fear, the anger, the...Read More

Depression, Grief and the Church

"I am so low. I feel like I can't breathe sometimes," I whispered anxiously to the women's bible study leader. I was desperate for help. I had two children under the age of five. I was in the middle of a brutal divorce - a divorce that was already causing me shame and ostracism at church. I had lost twenty pounds in less than...Read More

Learning To Be At Home

"I am pretty sure I am not cut out for this. I am not doing this wife/stay at home mom thing very well. I am failing all over the place," I said to my relatively new friend, through tears, in her beautiful living room, almost four years ago. She looked at me with so much kindness and said, "Well, I am glad you said...Read More