This is Where My Path Diverges

So much life has been lived since this photo in 2016 when individual paths merged and Mosaics of Mercy was formed. Our shared bond of hearts shattered by various life events emboldened us to step forward and share our stories in the hope of breathing life into others…and did we ever! God paved the way […]

World Suicide Prevention Day – Together We Can Make A Difference

Suicide. It isn’t a word that we ever have expectations will be part of our story or someone’s close to us. However, it shows up uninvited bringing pain and sorrow that can be hard for even the strongest of us to bear. It has arrived in my life in many different forms. My own battle […]

Book Review: I Love You Rituals

In our Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren support group, we enthusiastically share any new resources we have found to make our role more manageable, joyful, and peaceful.   One grandmother often shares about the books she’s read.   This one is for parents or (grand)parents.  Thank you Marcia Aegerter. ________________ My new favorite book is “I Love You […]

Choosing The Curb

“Who kicks a child to the curb?”  I hear the question related to adult children and even spouses often in boundary discussions in my support groups and at Mosaics.  “How will I be able to live with myself”  follows. It pains me every time I hear these words spoken, as I never believe we as […]

Freedom From Means Freedom To

Yesterday I was helping two moms. One has a daughter who is struggling with a mental health issue and she said to me, “I see you, I see hope.” Then I had another mom reach out about a rare medical diagnosis that we have experienced in our family. She typed to me that she had […]

In Memory

The specialty of Mosaics is hurting hearts and we can tell you that there are people all around you that are HURTING right now. They need a friend that can be present and hold space for them in their pain. They need to know they are not alone. Today, we join those hurting hearts as […]

First Responder – Super Hero or Human?

Thank you Mosaics of Mercy for having me out to record for your podcast on the mental health of first responders! I hope it reaches individuals and departments that are willing to address it head-on! ……….First responders are often silently burdened with the expectation to be strong poised heroes and show no signs of weakness. […]

Intentional Reading through Proverbs ~ Encouragement During These Times

There seem to be countless ways to grow ourselves during this season of quarantine. If you are looking for a suggestion on simple daily reading, here is one practice that has had a powerful impact on my heart this month. I started reading one chapter of Proverbs in The Passion Translation (TPT) through the Bible […]

Creative Expression for Times Such As These

It goes without saying that these are trying times for each of us. Tension fights to rise to the surface when we move away from the present moment and begin to think about the unknown surrounding our finances, health, commitments and more. Tension can also rise in our present moments as we deal with relationships […]

It’s Always the Small Pieces That Make the Big Picture

Have you ever thought about all the little bumps in the road and how they make you who you are? When I saw the beautiful heart in the picture, it made me reflect on even the little bumps and how they’ve impacted my life. Some of the things that came to mind were our four […]