We were driving to soccer practice, talking about something, when my son said, “you know, I’ll see it when I know it.” It took me a second to realize he said it backwards! Usually, we hear “I’ll know it when I see it.” As we laughed about his mix-up, I realized what he said is … Read more I’ll See It When I Know It…Wait, huh??
One of the most stunning things about losing a child is the joy. Joy?! Yes, shouts of joy in fact. How is it possible? Imagine being lost in a deep, dark cave. You’ve been trying to get out for hours. You have no light, no way to see where to go. You are lost. You … Read more Sow Sorrow, Reap Joy?!
This morning, I decided to be more vocal, more open about something . . . there is something I’ve been keeping a bit to myself lately that I feel compelled to share with you. I was reading Psalm 86, a prayer of David, this morning. Near the end, David wrote that God helped him and … Read more Loud and Proud!
Hi Blog Family, I wanted to share this exciting news with you: Proverbs31 featured a devotion I wrote last week! You can still find it on their site here. The P31 devotion was about how God heals our souls when hard things happen. Proverbs31 also did a giveaway of my latest book, Surviving Sorrow: A … Read more Kim Featured in Proverbs31 Devotion!
Many people have asked me, “how can I help someone who is grieving?” Others have asked me, “how can the church minister to grieving moms?” I had the chance to share my “Top 10” ways Christians can help grieving people turn towards God (and not away). You can read the article in Pastor Resources (www.PastorResources.com) … Read more The Grieving: How Can You Help?
Did you know that today is Bereaved Mother’s Day? It happens one week from Mother’s Day. If you know a mom who has lost a baby, child, teenager, adult, it matters not. Her heart is broken. Sending her something she can relate to, to let her know she’s not alone, and to help her go … Read more Do You Know What Today Is? Bereaved Mother’s Day
Thanks to Kelly Breaux, Co-Founder of Red Bird Ministries (www.redbird.love) and author of “Hiding in the Upper Room,” for this guest blog about marriage and grieving. We met while recording a podcast, which you can listen to here: Can My Marriage Really Survive THIS?! When we entered into the covenant of marriage in 2002, I … Read more Can My Marriage Really Survive?
Spending your birthday in quarantine is different, but not without bonus features! Here are 10 things the Erickson’s are doing during this quarantine time and in celebration of my 50th (cannot believe it) birthday: I got to do the shopping so that I could get exactly what I wanted to have for my birthday! Lots … Read more Birthday in Quarantine!
With the coronavirus and quarantines, there’s been quite a bit of social media time for me. There have been some funny meme’s about hand washing, toilet paper, and homeschooling the kids. Yet, this week’s social media sent me for a skid. Even though I know much of what was posted on social media was meant … Read more 3 Things You Might NOT Have Considered During Coronavirus and Quarantines
Do you know a grieving mom? It doesn’t matter if her child passed away last week, last year, or two decades ago. It doesn’t matter if her child died in her womb, as a toddler, a teenager, or a grown-up. She’s still a heartbroken mama. Surviving Sorrow is officially released and ready to order. My … Read more Surviving Sorrow ~ Now Available!