Living With Loss
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
As we were driving out of our neighborhood the other day, an ambulance roared past. Lights flashing, sirens blaring, racing down the street honking its horn. My breathing stopped, a pain stabbed my heart, panic settled into my mind. “Oh, I hope it’s not a child. Lord, please don’t let it be a child. Oh … Read more Ambulances & Photographs…Even Now
The holidays are here again, and while some are celebrating, others are desperate for just a glimpse of a loved one. As we gathered at my in-laws’ home for Thanksgiving this year, I was keenly aware of our loss. The deep ache of losing our 3-year-old (almost 10 years ago) has not healed with time. … Read more Desperate for a Glimpse
Oh how I wish I had known that we only had 3 years and 10 days with Austin! Yet, as I ponder what it would have been like to know our time was so short, my heart hurts with a still-present physical pain, and in my gut, all of my insides groan with anguish. As our younger son’s birthday approached and he counted the … Read more Wanna Kick the Bucket in 2017?
In the quiet stillness of dawn, I sat on a bench. My breath blew puffs of steam over my coffee. The sky was red as the birds sang in the morning. Every now and then something would stir in the lake and ripple the water. As I prayed, divine peace settled over me like the blanket … Read more Do You See Me? He whispered
Sometimes life throws us into the “abode of silence.” When unexplainable things happen, it can feel like you are all alone. As a grieving mom, I have come to accept these hours or days when losing Austin is simply too much to bear. There are days when my soul feels like this picture – dark, silent, alone … Read more Is Your Soul in the “Abode of Silence”?