For “Some of Us” on Mother’s Day

For “Some of Us” on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day comes again.  For many this day simply connotes a celebration – a precious card from the kiddos, a chaotic meal at an over-crowded restaurant, and tight squeezes from your little cuties (and maybe not so tight from those rebellious teenagers as you try to...
Stinging Hope after a Miscarriage

Stinging Hope after a Miscarriage

The brutal sting came on December 8. For four days I knew the sting might come, but I fought with prayer and bedrest. Chad fought with prayer and fasting. “Please, please, please Jesus help our child survive this pregnancy.” But on December 8, the call came. “Leslie,...
Going to Heaven to See Joy – Well, Not Yet

Going to Heaven to See Joy – Well, Not Yet

Do you have a loved one whom you know is in heaven? I have a few. But the one I long to meet the most is Joy – my daughter. On November 29 of 2008, I found out I was pregnant. It was unexpected and we were ecstatic. We claimed C.S. Lewis’ statement, “Surprised by...