Book Review:{The Other Side of the Sky}

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The Other Side of the Sky

By, Farah Amedi Continue reading “Book Review:{The Other Side of the Sky}”

What Next?

What next?

Such a hard question and yet an important one as well. How can we step into the next season of life if we don’t ask this question? And how do we evaluate what that next step should be? How do I think about what I want and also what God wants for me and from me? How do those work together? Continue reading “What Next?”

Book Review: {Holding onto Hope}


Holding onto Hope
By Nancy Guthrie

Books written by human hand and by divine inspiration are of so much comfort to the grieving soul. Often I don’t know what I’m feeling or don’t have the words to describe my inner yearnings or agonies, but someone else who has been there before has found the words. They often have word pictures and visual images that resonate deep within. Continue reading “Book Review: {Holding onto Hope}”

Sisters in pain… Together

I have a new burden for women. Especially in our church right now, but all women are included. Continue reading “Sisters in pain… Together”

Book Review:{Praying the Bible}

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Praying the Bible
By, Donald Whitney

What a book!!

The Bible transforms life, and this book has transformed my prayer walk. Continue reading “Book Review:{Praying the Bible}”

Book Review: {I Will Carry You}

I Will Carry You

I Will Carry You
By Angie Smith

I originally wrote this post when I was pregnant with Jussi, but it got lost and was never posted.  It has since been found and all written is still very true and has been a book of great comfort to me in both of my losses. Instead of re-writing it I decided to go ahead and post it as is. 

As we have walked through the loss of our beloved little baby boy Avi, many friends and family have come to walk with us through this sorrow and loss. This book is one of the many gifts of love and encouragement that was given to us. As I read this book I was moved and stained the pages with my own tears. Continue reading “Book Review: {I Will Carry You}”

How Do I Help My Children with Their Grief?

I feel so burdened for my children. Loosing these baby boys has been hard on me, but my children, too feel it. They were excited about having a new baby join our family and it was something we excitedly talked about on a daily basis. We still talk about the boys almost on a daily basis and I’m glad they talk. Continue reading “How Do I Help My Children with Their Grief?”

Every Day

What does every day look like? It’s different. I hope it changes. I know it all won’t go away, but I want it to get a bit better. Grief is still so close to the surface. Someone can just say something kind or show they care and the tears will well up in my eyes. Sometimes I want to sit and do nothing. Other times I’m so restless that I can’t sit still, but I don’t want to do anything. I want something to do or think about that can get me out of thinking about this life right now, but it takes too much energy. I want to sleep. I want to be warm. I want friends around me. Continue reading “Every Day”

My New Year Theme

O come, let us sing unto the Lord : let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God.
Psalm 95:1-3a

Over that last few weeks I’ve been trying to think of a verse that would be good to have as my focus for this year. A verse that would acknowledge my place in life, but also point me to God and what I’m called to do no matter what life throws at me. Continue reading “My New Year Theme”

Happy 1st Birthday Avi

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year. But it also seems like eternity as well. Today as we celebrate and grieve our little boy I think of all the milestones I’ve missed. I’ve missed the first smile, the first coos, giggles, and belly laughs. I didn’t get to count the first teeth, the first rolls, playing with toys, learning to crawl and then the little toddles and first steps. I have thought about these things over the last year and not a day has gone by that I don’t think about him. Continue reading “Happy 1st Birthday Avi”