Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

Everything happens for a reason. I don't know how many times I pulled that mantra out of my hat. Whenever someone I knew experienced the pain of disappointment or the ache of loss, those words freely flowed from my mouth. And when I said it, I meant it, because I truly wanted...needed... to believe that God had a…

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I’m Finally Ready to Talk About It

Warning: This is a l-o-n-g post. Kind of a Part 2 to this post. And kind of the post I have been avoiding writing. The sky was uncharacteristically dark for a mid-September morning. Steel gray clouds concealed the sunrise, blanketing the streets in darkness. I squinted, scanned the sea of runners gathered in front of…

Disappointment and A Poem, But Not a Poem About Disappointment

Yesterday I missed running the Green Bay Cellcom 1/2 Marathon for the first time in many years. A stubborn knee "issue" forced me to halt my training 7 weeks ago, and I still have not been able to run without pain.  I even made a last ditch effort  to see if somehow, I had experienced a miraculous…