Continuing to Care, Continuing to Give

Today is the Third Annual Mack Brady Soccer Clinic sponsored by Penn State Men’s and Women’s Soccer. That means that we have passed the second anniversary of Mack’s passing and his 11th birthday. We have been so very grateful for the incredible love and support that we have received. Most of all, we are grateful […]

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Happy Birthday Mack, Love Mom

Happy 11th Birthday to sweet Mack today. This is one of my favorite photos from my phone that I snapped in July 2012. I was actually trying to take a photo of the cool orange couch and Mack slid across the couch and gave me two thumbs up, “Missin’ somethin’ in your picture? Like, me!?” […]


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“A Pale Blue Christmas” 2

I was so struck by this reflection on Christmas by Brent Strawn of Emory University entitled “A Pale Blue Christmas” I had to share it. He is challenging the trend in some churches of adding a new service into the regular Christmas fare to invite all who mourn. But, Strawn points out that he has […]


Worldwide Candle Lighting – December 14th, 7 pm 1

“So that their lights may always shine” The national bereavement support group “Compassionate Friends” unites friends and family around the globe each year in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. We would like to invite all of you in the […]

We light a candle for Mack. Third from left.

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One of the spiritual dynamics of death that is hard to describe in daily, polite conversation is the continued love, presence and spirit of the loved one if we’re willing to acknowledge them and our inner lives. My latest essay for Open to Hope posted October 10 speaks to this interior journey, it is linked […]


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Are you ready for #PennStateFutbol?!

We are one week away from the Annual Mack Brady Game with Penn State’s Men’s Soccer program! This year it will be on September 21st at 1 pm against Ohio State University. We have some special events planned before and after the game. Please feel free to share the attached flyer and/or this post to […]