Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the most celebrated holiday of the year. Social media is flooded with pictures of happy mothers and their children as well as husbands telling their wives how wonderful she is as a mother.  What you do not see are the broken-hearted mothers who are grieving privately in their homes, at work, and…

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Emotionally Wrecked

Your chest is tightened, your stress is through the roof and you fear that if you let one tear out, you will fall apart.  You say to yourself, “I don’t know how much more I can take before I lose it.” Does this sound familiar? Parents across the globe are already overwhelmed by world events…

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Why Won’t God Heal My Broken Child?

The diagnosis was finally revealed! A five-hour test which God set up for all of our questions to be answered. Years of prayer, waiting, and wondering. We now know. Like many parents, I prayed a lot over my child.  My daughter was dealing with so many issues and felt many times broken and defeated.  As…

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Letting Go of 2021 and Moving Forward in 2022

She got that dreaded call that no parent wants. Her child chose to make an attempt in taking their life during the holidays.  Her heart was broken.  What would cause a child to think so less of themselves that the only way to relieve that pain was to leave this world?   The father was furious. …

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The Miracle We All Need

They drag themselves into the attic or basement, pulling out their seasonal treasures to celebrate Christmas.  They sometimes wish there wasn’t a holiday to think about.  Yet, they hang onto the smallest thread of hope that a miracle will come for their family.    So, what is the miracle that so many parents long for?  Some…

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5 Reasons to Be Thankful This Season

Parents of teens and young adults in crisis dread the holidays.  Let me repeat that again. Parents of teens and young adults in crisis DREAD the holidays.  I’ll be the first to raise my hand and say, “Truth!” to that statement.  How do I know? I have lived it for years.   Even despite those very…

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Take a Walk in My Shoes

In the heat of an argument over the choices her son was making, a mother’s defense mechanism arose to support her son. “I’d rather have a gay son than a dead one,” she said. I could certainly see how overwhelmed this mom was and the frustration she felt of others not walking in her shoes…

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Watch Your Attitude!

Anger outburst, tantrums thrown, words spewing out of the mouth!  You can’t believe what is happening.  What an attitude!  Before you know it, no one is looking at the other and in the heat of the moment, things get from bad to ugly.   Now you are thinking, “I can imagine this in my household with…

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NUMB

Have you ever felt numb and dead inside? Maybe it was an incident that left you shocked, bewildered, and speechless.  Quite possibly, a situation arose with your teen or young adult that shattered your dreams for them.  Perhaps your child requires so much of your energy, thinking, and emotions, you are left exhausted with nothing…

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My Life In Pieces – Healing for the Abused and Broken

  I was introduced to Alice many years ago.  Funny, interesting, creative, and eventually a good friend, her heart was BIG and caring. She loved the Lord with her very being.  Behind those wonderful characteristics however, she was raised with a dark past that no one would want to go through.  Growing up, her life…

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