19 10, 2017


By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ah, those dreaded initials that scream commitment.  Do they make anyone else instantly sweat?  What do they even mean?!  According to Wikipedia , “It is an initialism derived from the French phrase Répondez s'il vous plaît meaning 'Please respond'” Many times these initials are at the end of an invitation of some sort be it a wedding, baby shower, or party.  For me, often times they are a source of indecision and stress! An invitation is a request for us to be [...]

3 08, 2017

Finally Grieving

By |August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My mom died almost 9 years ago and this morning, I am finally grieving the loss of my best friend ever. For 40 years we were always close, even if we lived in different states. I never had to worry about a thing because I knew my mom would be there. Now she’s gone and I’m feeling the pain. Now, let’s not elevate this relationship as better than it was. My mom was tragically traumatized as a child and she [...]

15 09, 2016

Grace for Grief, A Guide to Being Human

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Charity Rattray I get by with a little help from my friends. A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. - Tim Cahill Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances. - William Powell There are a few wonderful aids to living. They are found in sincere friendship. Friends are God’s best evidence of grace for grief, they are a type of guide to being human. They [...]

17 03, 2016

Walking with a Grieving Friend

By |March 17th, 2016|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

By Suzanne Hillegas Being a good friend can be challenging, especially when a friend is walking through grief. Often you have no idea what to do or say. As a result – nothing is done. Nothing is said. And your grieving friend has received nothing from you. Consider these five concepts when walking with a friend through grief. First: Emotions run high and in all directions, her emotions, the emotions of her family. As a friend: Purpose to hold the emotions [...]

9 04, 2015

I’m Not Ok

By |April 9th, 2015|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

By Angela Howard Can I be 100% honest with you? There are days when I’m not okay. In fact there are days when I’m sad, angry or downright miserable. I’ve had quite a few of those days lately, and I’ve noticed that sometimes people are uncomfortable with my “not okay-ness.” Has this ever happened to you? My sweet friends and family want to fix me and move me on my way out of this uneasy territory. I appreciate their love [...]

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