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Five ways to help a friend who is grieving the loss of a child during COVID-19

Grief is a lonely process. Because it is a difficult subject – one that others are uncomfortable talking or hearing about – the grief that surrounds the loss of a child can be especially isolating. It leaves us feeling as if we have been…

Giveaway

I’m giving away one FREE retreat package to my upcoming retreat! The retreat package is valued at $50 and includes: unlimited access to the six-week online retreat PLUS all of the materials necessary to do the creative exercises, mailed right to your door! The…

Registration is now open!

Registration is open for Present in the Pain, my first online healing retreat for grieving mothers. Click here for more information and to register. I hope to see you there!

On chocolate chips and trusting God

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. – Psalm 147:3 Nine years ago, with three young boys under the age of five at home, my husband and I learned that we were expecting twins. Halfway through the pregnancy, however, we learned that…

One for sorrow, two for joy

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 Nine years ago today, I lay in a hospital bed in Philadelphia. I was 20 weeks pregnant with…

Am I suffering because I didn’t pray with enough faith?

Then the disciples approached Jesus in private and asked, “Why could we not drive [the demon] out?” He said to them, “Because of your lack of faith. Amen I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will…

Our Lady of Sorrows

I am still getting to know Mary. Since I was Protestant for most of my life, Mary did not play a big role in my understanding of how God relates to us. She gave birth to Jesus, and then she really didn’t come into…

Jesus Wept

The story of Jesus’ raising Lazarus from the dead has become one of my favorite parts of the Bible, revealing so much about the character of God and the heart of Jesus toward people who are suffering and grieving. Now a man was ill,…

Present in the Pain

Eileen is passionate about walking alongside those who are suffering. She desires to acknowledge and accompany them in their pain while offering the gentle reminder that not only is God is present with us in our most difficult times, but the suffering itself can…