Making Music Out of Mishap

Making Music Out of Mishap

My friend Deb is one of the most positive people I know. When her home in 2013 and everything in it burned, she said, “My family and animals got out safely. Nothing else mattered. Nothing else ever has mattered, or ever will.” Three years later when she broke her...
Grief Remembers

Grief Remembers

  June 26th—a day that will conjure up emotions even when I forget the day on the calendar. Like a built-in clock in my cellular structure, my body remembered the trauma. Last month marked the 5-year anniversary of the Waldo Canyon Fire of Colorado, a fire that left...
I’m Almost Done

I’m Almost Done

Writing a book is an all-encompassing focus-driven, faith-building, character-testing adventure. It requires doing the grunt work of submitting laborious attention to detail, checking and rechecking facts. A year after the Colorado Fire in 2012 that burned 347 homes,...
Prayers to Support a Loved One With Cancer

Prayers to Support a Loved One With Cancer

Lately, I’ve heard the news that two family members and three of my friends have cancer. I wonder why this keeps happening. My heart breaks and I want to do something to help. The one thing I can do is pray—and it is no small thing. Prayer is powerful! In case you...
Moms Behind the Roses

Moms Behind the Roses

I rushed through the grass and over the rock pathway to my favorite rose garden at Glen Eyrie. I lifted the latch of the garden’s majestic iron gate and entered the familiar refuge. I expected vibrant colors and delightful fragrances to welcome me. Instead, I sighed...

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