The Sacredness of Grieving

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You are meant to roam free. We bought a home with a fence and all you want to do is wander down the porch steps and out on your own. Bryan said this to our sweet 12 year old Shih Tzu hours before he took his last breath. Bruiser. Our first kid. The family dog our boys have known since …

Alongside Book Giveaway

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*** Congratulations Lisa Adams! You are the winner of the Alongside Book Giveaway *** Giveaway now closed I’m not sure if it’s the time of year with the anniversary of Dad’s passing approaching, or experiencing deeper healing in my own faith journey, but this book, Alongside, had me nodding and crying and literally yelling out loud, hands springing up and down in …

A Broken Hallelujah

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With our boys out of school for Christmas break, I’m taking advantage of time with them, with friends, with family. I’m choosing to savor this season, to bake and rest and find inspiration in the simple moments. And I’m honored to welcome everyday women with beautiful stories in the meantime so I can do just that. Today’s guest, Erin, is a tender …

Happy 3rd Heavenersary, Dad

bekah Loss 4 Comments

Dad, Wow! Tomorrow marks 3 years since we last hugged, since you cheered the boys at a football game, or “stopped by” on your way to walk the Huntington Beach Pier. Tanner started football again, and it reminds us of his first game, days before your stroke. Do you remember how he stood heads shorter than the other boys? Remember hootin’ …

A thanksgiving letter to Dad

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Dad, I miss you. Around Balboa Island a friend and I recently strolled. We passed men your age – some alone, some with spouses, some walking dogs – their chins tilted sunward. That’s supposed to be you. Retired. With mom. Enjoying the beach and you’re not here. And I hate it. For Halloween the boys dressed as pirates and Ty shared his …

A Faith Journey: The Real Beginning

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This is the 6th and last essay in A Faith Journey, re-tracing the final week of my Dad’s life. Loss served as the the catalyst to my faith, and it is through this story, I see God’s invitation to experience Him as the greatest story. For those that have walked this with me from the beginning, please read and remember and know …

A Faith Journey: Showing Up

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This is the 2nd of 6 essays in A Faith Journey, re-tracing the final week of my Dad’s life. Loss served as the the catalyst to my faith, and it is through this story, I see God’s invitation to experience Him as the greatest story. For those that have walked this with me from the beginning, please read and remember and know that …

A Faith Journey: The Beginning

bekah Faith 3 Comments

This is the 1st of 6 essays in A Faith Journey re-tracing the final week of my Dad’s life. Loss served as the the catalyst to my faith, and it is through this story, I see God’s invitation to experience Him as the greatest story. For those that have walked this with me from the beginning, please read and remember and know …