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Remembering God's Faithfulness

 

I hit the single key on the keyboard and simultaneously felt my stomach drop to my feet. It was the fall of 2008, I was a senior filling out college applications and had just typed “0” in response to the question asking for my family’s annual...

God's Faithfulness on Display in a High School Play

Go to any play or musical, and 9 times out of 10, you will see within the first few pages of the playbill an article entitled “Director’s Note.” This is where the director outlines their vision for the play, highlights any specific artistic...

Just Show Up

It was January of 1994, and there was an ice storm in Chicago. I had flown in from Southern California where I attended college after learning my mother, at the age of 47, had died of breast cancer. I was still a teenager, making my way to...

How 17 Days of Community Reminded Me What Really Matters

On August 24, 2015 I woke up with what I thought was a crick in my neck, but as the day went on, it became much more than that. By midnight, I sat alone in Baylor Grapevine’s ER and heard these words: "Mrs. Williamson, we have to CareFlight you...

When Your Child Gets Cancer: A Parent's Perspective

I will never forget when the doctor told us, “Your daughter has cancer.”  The only worse words were, “She has relapsed.”   While my life has a very definitive line of “before cancer” and “after cancer”, cancer does not define my family and it...

How Living in Community Fosters Healing

I will never forget that dirty bathroom floor.  That bathroom floor where my child’s teacher sat down and took my boy in her arms to comfort him.  You see my boy’s heart is broken.  A deep kind of brokenness where he feels worthless.  It is not...

3 Tips for Coping with Grief

 
People in blue and orange shirts were everywhere.
 
I looked into the crowd amazed by what I saw. I saw friends and many of my children’s classmates. I saw teachers and a few faces of people I recognize d but had never met. The...

Cooking for Others: Practical Tips for the Inevitable Meal Signup

 
We all get the emails. You know the ones I’m talking about. Those emails with the link. The link to sign up for a meal. Let me guess your first thought. You barely have time to get a meal together for your own family, much less someone...