Tag Archives: grief

MAMA: Occasions of Joy

March is a month of remembrances for my family: Papa’s passing on March 8th, Mama’s birthday on March 15th, and their anniversary on March 17th. Today Mama would have turned 85. We were so blessed to celebrate her 80th birthday … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Life (in general) | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Missing My Papa (still!!)

Tomorrow, 08 March, is the memorial of my precious Papa’s passing. Although it has been a few years, I still miss him (so much!) And Mama (so much!) The two of them left a huge legacy of love with me, … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Life (in general), Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

#LENT: Tears, Tears & Rainbows (of Healing Grace)

“Crying is all right in its own way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you have to decide what to do.” C.S. Lewis Reading this quote a week or so ago made me … Continue reading

Posted in Lent | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

#AllSouls: Legacies of Love (and Hope!)

Today in homes around the world we honor the memories of our loved ones who have passed. It’s hard missing our loved ones, especially as big November and December holidays creep closer, a time when the loss of their presence … Continue reading

Posted in Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Misery Loves Company

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” C.S. Lewis Misery may love company, but not always. Sometimes we are misery martyrs, preferring to wallow in our misery … Continue reading

Posted in Life (in general), Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

#LOVEFORVB : Love for Virginia Beach

Oft times it’s hard to know what to do in the wake of horrendous violence like the shooting in Virginia Beach last week that left (FAR TOO) many people dead and injured. A late Friday afternoon like every other in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

#Lent: harvesting joy (from tears)

Going through tough times and seasons of loss, sometimes we think we’ll never be happy ever (ever ever) again. But that’s when giving ourselves time to heal can help us move forward, one teary moment (& prayer) at a time. … Continue reading

Posted in Lent | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments