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grace stories

4 things we learn from loss

grief

Over ten years ago when we were in the middle of our first adoption, my husband Sam was diagnosed with cancer. In one day, my whole life fell apart. My husband was fighting for his life. Our adoption was put on hold indefinitely. Instead of having a family, I could only foresee a future where I might end […] Read more…

You can’t wait another day to ask this question

I was driving home when I saw it:  Flashing lights from an accident, then a moped flat on the ground in the middle of the street. The EMT’s and policemen were waiting on something—staring at the traffic. Then I saw it.  A white sheet in the middle of the road, covering something. There’s only one […] Read more…

Choose love

I was slipping on boots and gathering my purse when I asked my daughter to do something before we left the house.  Three times I asked and three times she reluctantly avoided doing it the right way, the way she knew I wanted it done. Why was obedience so difficult? She was straddling that line […] Read more…

What to do when you’re Stuck

It was a few weeks ago during the big snowstorm when I saw the van spinning its wheels—the one stuck on the slick road, stopped at a red light going slightly uphill. The snow on the road had been plowed to any icy sheen so when the light turned green, the van could not get […] Read more…