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 […]

Focused on Hope

The name of our podcast is Hope Pieced Together. The word in Mosaics of Mercy’s logo is hope. Why are we focused on hope? I think the Good News translation of Proverbs 13:12 says it concisely, “When hope is crushed, the heart is crushed.” We have expectations or hopes for our lives and the lives […]

Are Mental Health Struggles Contagious?

Sitting across from me at a tea room was the mother of a young adult. From the outside, you would not find any indication of the pain she was battling inside. The statement she made broke my heart. “I think people believe the struggles our family has been facing around our daughter’s mood disorder are […]

Fixer in Recovery?

My biggest accomplishment of 2020 to date has been working two 1000-piece puzzles.  Yes, I’ve still been working at Mosaics putting together the financial puzzle of sorts, but at home during all hours, I’ve been plugging away at The Best of Colorado and The Joy of Pets.  To many that might not seem worthy of accomplishment […]