You’re Stronger than You Know

When I was first diagnosed with MS it was just weeks before Christmas. I remember falling apart – completely. I remember feeling totally sorry for myself. I remember crying into my pillow and into the crook of my husband’s arm. If I had to choose between living that moment over and eating a live beetle […]

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them: An Open Letter to My Children

Bottle it up . . . That’s what I want to do. I want to bottle up your innocence and your smile and your glorious little laugh. I want to bottle up your wonder and your warm hugs and crooked drawings and save them for a rainy day.   If I had it my way, […]

Seeing Life Possum Style

Before I had MS, and even before I was a writer, I worked as a mentor for sick children and their parents. I met so many wonderful families and I made so many wonderful memories with mothers who are now some of my very best friends in the whole wide world. You know it’s really […]

Forever His Excerpt: Circumstances Don’t Define You!

“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 A tiny barn, Tattered clothes, A mom and dad with barely enough money to get by . . . Jesus was born, like many of us – into the ordinary. His […]

Inspiration Through a Mother’s Eyes: Who Inspires You?

Benji . . . Our youngest son. Our tiny somebody. A brilliant reminder of God’s grace. Before Benji came into the world they thought he’d be too small. I can still remember being rushed to the hospital after an ultrasound revealed that our nearly full term baby was barely 4 pounds, hardly moving. Prayers went […]

Be Brave

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 Have you ever met someone who gave you courage? Someone who made you braver? It wasn’t just that they did something phenomenal or that they said things that encouraged you. It was  like you […]

Oh, The Places You Will Go!

Oh, the Places You Will Go! “And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on. But on you will go though the […]