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The Meaning of Advent

Dec 18, 2015

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The Meaning of Advent Advent is a time when we are called to be Still. It is a time of reflecting on the promise of Hope and new Life. It is a time of waiting and preparing for the birth of Jesus when we are called to evaluate our own lives and our …

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October 15th

Oct 15, 2014

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Today is October 15th., The National Day of Remembrance for Pregnancy Loss and Early Infant Death.  For the past three years, I have lit a candle to remember, to honor families and to spread the awareness. Every year I am reminded of the people who w…

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"I live in your light"

Nov 18, 2013

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“God Blessed your life. I do not live less, I live in your light.” Avett Brothers.  Last Christmas my husband put these song lyrics in a book he made for me to read when I wanted to connect with our son whom we had lost at 13 weeks. It was the first…

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Rainbow Baby

Oct 24, 2013

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A Rainbow Baby is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravage of the storm. When a rainbow appears it doesn’t mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is tha…

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A Simple Prayer

Aug 03, 2012

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A Simple Prayer I believe that words are sent to you for a reason. I especially believe this when you hear a song on the radio that resonates with you. When this happens, I take a moment and really listen to that song and allow myself to absorb the …

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Beach Wisdom

Jul 17, 2012

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Someone recently gave me a book entitled: Beach Wisdom; life lessons from the Ocean. In the introduction of the book, the author states “the beach gives us a chance to hear the truths our own hearts whisper and to slow our careening inner pace to som…

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Father's Day

Jun 17, 2012

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Father’s Day This past week was a significant week for my husband and I. It was not just the week leading to Father’s day but the week our son, Jude, was originally due. We made sure we spent time taking care of one another as we reflected on how di…

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Mother's Day

May 12, 2012

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Mother’s Day  I had the gift of sitting on the beach today. I sat under a beautiful blue sky, smooth sand at my feet and gentle waves crashing on the shoreline. My 3 year old was running around the empty beach, throwing rocks in the ocean, building …

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When I was wondering how to begin my first post, one of my very close friends told me to start with the WHY. I thought this was pretty good advice. So why? Why hopeful connections? The answer that comes to mind at first is easy. Because I lost a son …

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