My Heart Isn’t Where It Should Be

I am not okay. I can finally admit to myself that I have not been okay for awhile now. I have lived a full life and it has taken its toll. The sacrifices outweigh the successes. Disappointments turn into...

Lost And Found Faith

As a child, I had perfect faith; that unquestioning, never-doubting love and trust. It was the innocence of a perfect world wrapped in God’s warm hug. Light was everywhere to be my guide. Sure, sometimes I skinned...

Surviving PPD

On August 1, 2015, the second happiest moment of my life occurred: the birth of my second child and beloved son Gabriel. I recall it vividly—the quiet, dimly-lit hospital room, the soothing presence of my doula, my...

Good Girl Gone Bad… Probably Not

I’ve always been the “good girl.” I’m not mean or vindictive, and I always try to do right by others. Treat others as you would want to be treated is one of my mantras. Keep a positive attitude...

Pascha Of Beauty

Many years ago, I was a convert of the Eastern Orthodox Church and my favourite time of the year was the Lenten/Paschal season. It is a powerful and beautiful time to remember and honour the life of Christ; yet, while...

The Illusive One

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman, of a certain age and position in life, is in search of the ‘one.’ For anyone familiar with Jane Austin, you might hear an echo of Pride and Prejudice in this...

Grace In An Unexpected Place

It was years ago. I marched out the doors of a doctor’s office and into the waiting room. My paperwork had finally come in, and the staff just needed my signature and final blood work. The clock was counting down to my...

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