I think in many ways, we all want to be like a butterfly. I became especially observant and fond of them after my three daughters went to heaven in 2004. My youngest daughter, Jessica, always
In 2002 I went on a mission's trip to New York City with my son Joey and two daughters, Krista and Nikki, along with our Church Youth Group. Gazing at the leveled Twin Towers, I
It’s that time of year that you’re either planning a warm, sunny vacation, enjoying one, or dreaming about one. Unfortunately, I’m in the last category. Seriously though, the bleakness of winter can accentuate our personal
Has anyone ever told you how amazing or strong you are? Inside, you're laughing (or maybe crying), because you know how just the opposite is true? You remember just yesterday when you were telling God
"Show me the wonders of Your great Love, You who save by Your right hand those who take refuge in you" (Ps. 17:7). Joy to the world is one of my favorite Christmas carols. The
One Saturday morning, at the beginning of our grief journey, Joe and I sat on a sunny patio of a nearby coffee shop. With latte in hand, we began a study on the Twenty-third Psalm.
What makes you explode with praise? Do the bold and brilliant hues of the sun descending on the horizon or the magic of a thriving bed of flowers on a hillside make you explode
While at the beach, I observed the tranquil beauty of the surrounding trees mirrored in the lake. Above was a canopy of sky and clouds hovering over the peaceful canvas of the lake's surface.
Are you walking through the valley of the shadow of a loss or heartache? Do you believe the Voice of Truth, or does the voice of fear torment you? Are you wondering how long you
On the night my daughters went to heaven, we pulled out pictures, scrapbooks, and school projects, reliving stories with and about the girls. God began to give us what I call "tokens from Heaven", which,