Posts about Family

Rejoicing in the Midst of Grief Rejoicing in the Midst of Grief

Posted by Guest Blogger on March 29, 2018 in Faith, Family, Hope

Grief has many faces. None of them are pretty. When you hear someone is “grieving,” you think of the loss of a loved one. For me, the most I’ve ever grieved was when I found out I couldn’t have children. I grieved the death of a dream. How do you reconcile a report like that […]

God's Love Compels Us to Love God’s Love Compels Us to Love

Posted by Connie Armerding on March 1, 2018 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Family, Love

The last of all the car doors shut. The kids all rushed inside and although I typically follow suit, I waited. Leaning my head into the steering wheel, I sat there in the quiet. My voice broke the silence. It started as a scream and turned into a wail. In the confines of my locked […]

The Power of We The Power of We

Posted by Joy Roberts on September 22, 2017 in Faith, Family, Friendship, Joy Roberts

I recently experienced the overwhelming joy and heartache of dropping my first-born son off at college. Google tells me the University of Denver is 1,263 miles away.  Just thinking about this spirals me into an emotional flip-flop. On one hand, I’m super proud of my son Sterling. I want him to go off to college. […]

I Get to Be Me; You Get to Be You I Get to Be Me and You Get to Be You

Posted by Connie Armerding on June 22, 2017 in Connie Armerding, Faith, Family, Friendship

Relationships are tricky. Just when I think I have the rules of engagement figured out, I realize that they aren’t easily applied in any situation, because we are all different. It was in my formative years that I learned that relationships don’t always fall nicely into place. I have a sister that is 21 months […]

Everyone is part of God's family Are You Willing to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone?

Posted by Julie Widman on May 7, 2017 in Faith, Family, Julie Widman

What’s your Comfort zone? You know, that place where you feel just right? A couple of year ago I took a nine day vacation with my family—my whole family. This was the first time that the in-laws and “out-laws” all traveled together. That’s right…my parents, my hubby’s parents, and the four of us under one […]