When Christmas Isn’t Joyful

When Christmas Isn’t Joyful

Christmas isn’t always joyful. Marriages go through rough patches, people get sick, and when you’ve suffered loss in your family, Christmas can bring that all back like nothing else. Today I have Samantha Duncan on the blog, who is actually one of the...
In the Middle of the Mess

In the Middle of the Mess

When I was a little girl, I sang a song that went like this: If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands… If you’re happy and you know it stomp your feet… If you’re happy and you know it shout Amen… When my girls were...
On Grief: He Gives and Takes Away

On Grief: He Gives and Takes Away

In my life, grief and gifts have often come hand in hand. On Monday it will be 21 years since my son Christopher passed away, and this time of year I always like to think about him and honour him a bit on this blog. But when I remember him, it’s not just with...
7 Ways to Comfort a Friend Through Grief

7 Ways to Comfort a Friend Through Grief

How can you help a friend through grief? Yesterday we celebrated what would have been my son’s 21st birthday. He never made it to see his first. It’s almost ironic, but Christopher is the reason that I started writing and speaking. Way back in the late...

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