|Posted on April 17, 2020 at 2:55 AM||comments (8496)|
Like all of you, I’m trying to wrap my head around the latest updates and guidelines for coping with the coronavirus in our area. I’m fortunate to live in a rural town with a caring and resilient spirit and I trust that our community leaders will make good decisions for the good of the whole. My heart though is with my children and grandchildren who live in the city on the east side of the Rocky Mountains. It’s unnerving to think that any of us will be able to travel freely ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 17, 2018 at 5:15 PM||comments (45)|
Our deceased loved ones are supposed to be dead. Laid to rest. Buried. Burned to ashes. Cremated. In some cases, their body is never found but declared dead. Physically inaccessible, unreachable, untouchable...gone.
And yet, you've still SEEN your loved ones in a dream after their death, healed of disease, trauma and disability. Whole and holy, illuminated with grace, wisdom, insights and love.
Logic tells you that a dead body can no longer function or communicate. You...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 29, 2016 at 10:55 PM||comments (46)|
Back in the Day
It’s been 25 years. The bereavement landscape was very different back then. The death, dying and grief section in my hometown book store housed about a dozen dusty books. Bereavement Magazine read more like a newsletter than a publication. The two-and- a-half-hour round trip to attend a Compassionate Friends meeting was too stressful to endure alone. Making a call to “just to talk” had to be scheduled to take advantage of weekend ra...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 8, 2016 at 8:40 PM||comments (43)|
For so long now, it's been just Kevin and me on the conference circuit. We know the routine and the need to be flexible - shifting and adjusting for what is most needed at the time, and always having a back up plan. There is also the added gift of a synchronicity or two reminding me that my work has purpose and meaning, and that I am never alone.
This year, my daughter, Amber joined me as a first-time presenter for the sibling program at the 2016 Compassionate Friends Confer...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 30, 2016 at 7:40 PM||comments (54)|
I couldn’t have been more excited for them. In the weeks prior, I told Kathy they would absolutely lose their minds over this precious gift! It would be unlike anything they had ever experienced. The due date was squeezed between a run of notable June birthdays and special events. I lifted them in prayer daily, waiting for the announcement to come by text or social media. Finally, the photo popped up first thing in the morning on my newsfeed and the pics started downloading on my phone....Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 5, 2016 at 6:35 PM||comments (38)|
I've wanted to blog about dreaming for a long while and one thing or another (life!) has distracted me from creating this page and sticking with it. I want to do it but I don't want to do it every day! I'd rather write when the spirit moves me to do so - when its relevant and needed. Goodness, it's taken me this long just to come up with a title. I'm still feeling distracted and haven't written anything other than this rambling excuse!
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