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How To Stay Calm In The Middle Of A Tornado

Monday evening while voluntarily torturing myself at a Cross Fit gym, the eerie warning of tornado sirens began to fill the thick Mississippi air.  I looked at my husband Lucas…

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Am I Crazy, Or Just Having Crazy Thoughts?

Last week while driving with my family along a 2-lane Texas road, an overly ambitious car decided he had time to pass a slower 18-wheeler.  The problem was, this pass was…

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How I Know God Didn’t Kill My Baby Girl–Part 6

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that…..he’s gone.” -The Usual Suspects, 1995   This past week, I’ve had the privilege…

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How I Know God Didn’t Kill My Baby Girl–Part 5

Some days my arms feel emptier than others.  And today, the emptiness is almost overwhelming. I clutch Goldie’s blankets and pull them close, but the ache doesn’t seem to subside.  I…

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How I Know God Didn’t Kill My Baby Girl–Part 4

“This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole.  The walls are so steep he can’t get out.  A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up,…

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Ever Wondered The Difference Between Sympathy & Empathy?

[youtube width=”657″ height=”369″]http://youtu.be/1Evwgu369Jw[/youtube] Between cross fit kicking my tail tonight and taking a last-minute trip to celebrate my grandmother’s 89th birthday, my heart, brain, and body are a little tuckered…

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Ever Wondered The Difference Between Sympathy & Empathy?

[youtube width=”657″ height=”369″]http://youtu.be/1Evwgu369Jw[/youtube] Between cross fit kicking my tail tonight and taking a last-minute trip to celebrate my grandmother’s 89th birthday, my heart, brain, and body are a little tuckered…

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How I Know God Didn’t Kill My Baby Girl–Part 3

Can you imagine what Abraham felt like when God told him to go sacrifice his only son Isaac?  I try to put myself in his shoes from time to time…

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How I Know God Didn’t Kill My Baby Girl–Part 2

A pastor stands up in his pulpit and shouts out to his congregation, “God is good!” And as if on command, everyone in the pews shout back in unison, “ALL…

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How I Know God Didn’t Kill My Baby Girl–Part 1

They were bound to come.  Comments filled with theology that made me want to laugh.  Or in a few instances, punch a wall. And while I understand these comments are…

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How Do You Explain Death To A 2-Year-Old?

The morning she was born was a whirlwind in every sense of the word. I went from wondering if I was in labor, to hitting full blown labor at my…

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Bridling Anger: That Time I Yelled At My Esthetician

Last week, I was more than looking forward to cashing in on a much-needed spa gift card from a bestie. I had it all planned out…..visiting never-never land during a…

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When Should We Move On After Death? Kay Warren on Grief & Loss

As I take an unwanted crash-course on the subject of grief, I’m so thankful for people a little further down the road on their journey who choose to speak out….

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Today, I Wanted Whiskey At 9 AM

I woke up this morning and poured my cereal like I always do, making my eggs like I always do.  But as I pulled a chair up to the table,…

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The Luca Gold Healing Fund

So many of you have asked, where can we give in honor of Luca Gold?   In the midst of all the swirl, the last thing we had the capacity…

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Goldie’s Bedroom In Heaven

Last night, I got one of the most precious, important texts I’ve ever received from a best friend: From the faith and heart of a 12-year-old, and one who goes…

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A Father’s Cry For His Baby Girl

Lucas wept in bed lying beside me last night, pouring out words that will never adequately express the depth of his sorrow.  But these words are beacons of light in…

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40 Minutes: The Life and Death of Luca Gold Gifford, March 5, 2014

There’s a strange war raging today.  The greatest moment of my life shares the title of the worst moment of my life, and I pound like a gong violently between…

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