Exhaling Grief

Exhaling Grief

Pollen is just about everywhere I look these days and so is grief. It seems that no matter where I turn, everything is layered with a fine yellow coating. It is on every car, the sidewalks, in the lake water. As I look out over the water to a stand of trees, one of them seemed to exhale a cloud of pollen just the other day. The yellow plume hung in the air and seemed to settle slowly, ever so slowly, down to the earth.

Many around me, myself included, are exhaling grief. It bubbles up in the most unlikely of places. In so many conversations, grief and sadness hover at or just below the surface. It wasn’t until the trifecta of tragedy struck close to home that I began to pay attention to the voice of grief and recognize how many of us are walking with her.

When Life Delivers More Questions Than Answers

When Life Delivers More Questions Than Answers

I held it together pretty well until the recessional song.

Sitting in Mass, I did my darnedest to pray for the mothers who were grieving for their girls. One laid to rest after she suffered a horrible death at the hands of a man she thought was an Uber driver and another clinging to life in a burn unit. And Caroline, the child of one of our sisters in the Faith Moves Mountains Community, a 20-year-old whose life was cut short after an accident over the weekend. 

What’s Your Next Right Thing?

The Next Right Thing landed in my mailbox yesterday. All day I waited patiently so I could start marking up the pages. When the moment finally came for me to open the box, it was almost like my birthday. I hope I don’t sound like I am going overboard, but y’all, this book is that fantastic.

I heard back from so many of you who told me what a difference Emily’s online quiz made for you. If you aren’t quite sure if you use your head, heart, or gut to make a decision— hop on over here to find out. If the quiz helped, can you imagine what pages of her wisdom will do?

Hop on over to the blog to see what surprise I have for you!