Hope for the New Year

Pictured: Will (on right) and his friend DJ at the National Championship It is the hope of a New Year! If I am to be honest, that is a strangely difficult phrase for me to say. It is not that I am without hope. Rather, I find myself so filled with gratitude for the...

Remembering our daughters

Dawn (far right) with her skating friends. This coming Tuesday, my daughter Dawn, would be thirty-nine years old. She was a sweet and precious girl who moved to heaven when she was just eight years old. I am writing this birthday blog today not just for my daughter...

Thoughts on Grief – Part 1

by Donna Marie Berger When we are coasting along a smooth, straight road and the sun is shining, it is so easy to say, “Praise God!” We thank Him and trust Him and love Him for all the good things in our life. But what happens when dark clouds roll in bringing job...

How do you do it?

By Donna Berger This past week marked twenty-nine years since my husband, Gerry, and our three young children, Dawn, Stephen and Michael were killed in a tragic car accident. Throughout those years people have often said to me, “I don’t know how you do it.” How do I...

Surviving the fire

Some of us hope and even pray to escape life’s trials and tribulations. As Christians we believe that God is always with us, holding us up with His righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10) – and He is. But if we live long enough, something eventually falls apart....

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