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...
Hello Friends and Family!

Hello Friends and Family!

Drum roll please…After four years of interviews, research, and overcoming a concussion from an auto accident, I’m thrilled to introduce my website/blog: Thrive With Hope. Almost five years ago, our house burned in the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs. My book,...

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