family life, spiritual life

A Year of Grieving Comfortably

The first time I put on a piece of my mother’s clothing – excepting for frequent try-ons of a pair of metallic gold dress shoes that lured me into her closet when I was young -- was the night she died. A sudden stroke last Easter weekend became an instant, irreversible coma. She lingered only… Continue reading A Year of Grieving Comfortably

spiritual life

May He simply be

"The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight." O Little Town of Bethlehem lyrics Merry Christmas, JOY Journal friends! If you are joyful, may God give you a new song to express it. But, if you are not, know that there is a God of all Comfort, a Friend Who… Continue reading May He simply be