Could use some Hope here …

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. Emily Dickinson

We could all use a little more hope these days. Covid brings an unsettled anxiety for many of us … even if we are feeling well. The Covid phenomenon adds uncertainty while we grocery shop wondering which direction to head down the aisle, do we make eye contact or stop to chat. I’ve gathered some stories of hope and human resilience and put them in a book, In the Becoming, carrying on after life derails. Available soon. For those of you in the Winkler area, the Bible Book Store will carry the book.  

Zoom book launch happening November 12. (We might even know who the American president is by then.) Click the link below to join us for the book launch, or contact me by email at: for further details.

In the meantime, may increased hope perch in your soul!

Stories to Tell

Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that storyPatrick Rothfuss

This is what my granddaughter thought of my first book launch.
We’ve both come a long way since then.

In this time of Covid, I’ve had the time to look at the stories that have shaped my journey of moving beyond grief. The book, In the Becoming, carrying on after life derails, is being released Nov 12, 2020. It is my offering of hope and resilience in a difficult time. It would be great for you to join in a Zoom book launch. Click this link to find out more:

She launched a book

Who is talking out of her head, not only is grief an out of body experience, so is the launching of a book. I have known for a long time, what defines long, in grief? I have known since 2005, that I would need to share my story, but I did not know what that would look like.

Does one want to stand undressed before a crowd?        NO.

Susan Shaughnessy said, that perhaps I will look at my suffering as a gift, perhaps not a gift meant for me, but for others, and she would write on the hunch that it may be so. It is hard to view hard times as a gift.

I am writing on the belief that being vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness.

When tragedy strikes, the landscape for those involved is forever changed, but I do believe that there is still incredible beauty to be experienced, that life has a greater purpose and meaning, and my sorrow has thrust me into a desperate longing to be connected with the author of life.  On that premise … I have shared from my journals in my writings.

Joc Faire Book Launch(1) IMG_3084

I loved it, my granddaughter thought I must be famous now!  Although is that the respect I get?