Light at the end of the tunnel

Some nights after hospice ministry I feel covered in death. I don’t know if it’s an actual odor or a heaviness that clings to me after close intimate contact with those laboring toward death. Either way, a hot shower, a snuggly red pup, and a good night sleep provide a temporary fix. Continue reading

Facing crisis: A patchwork of community supports my Colorado family

Sorrow with a healthy dose of stress stalked our house this past week. My closest friends made a necessary, but agonizing decision involving their 12 year-old daughter who suffers from a serious illness. It’s a move that impacts the entire family, but especially their daughter who is temporarily separated from all she’s known in her lifetime. Continue reading