“Vast destruction surrounded me," said Jackie Albrecht. "Grief and sadness, tears mingled with groans . . . I'll never forget the sounds. Or how hot the smoldering metal was. Sometimes, I can still smell that noxious mix of diesel fuel and charred flesh. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I served as a grief counselor at [...]
About maypattersonMay Patterson, author of "Seeking a Familiar Face," began writing in response to God’s grace. And by this grace, she has written, taught the Bible and spoken at a variety of events. Her ministry focus is to help people draw closer to God and each other. May is married to her dear friend Mike, and they have three grown children. She has a great love for her family, the great outdoors and travel.
Summer. It's time to unwind in the porch swing to the soothing rhythm of a ceiling fan. Time to listen to the roar of ocean waves while you relax beneath an umbrella. And it's time to get gloriously lost in a really good book. Since whatever we put into our minds eventually comes out—either in [...]
Is your child getting married soon? If so, you may be feeling: Overwhelmed. A bit sensitive. Unusually nostalgic. You're not alone. A wedding is a pretty dramatic event for the entire family---especially for mothers. At least is was for me. When my daughter Caroline walked down the aisle, it was a profound moment for both of [...]