Retrospective on my Daughter’s Suicide

By Darlene Franklin My daughter, Jolene, committed suicide ten years ago this March. My world stops for a few seconds when I say those words. I still feel the enormity of the loss, the emptiness left in her wake. The wound has healed, but the scar remains.

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

~ By Darlene Franklin ~ Although we can’t escape God’s love (Romans 8:39), our experience of it works more like a magic trick. Imagine: An empty cup sits next to the full container of God’s love. God’s no-matter-what loves showered creation with lovingkindness. He shouted it in His written word and wrote in the Living […]

“Christmas – The Healing Power of Divine Love”

DENVER – Denver’s Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist is offering a holiday gift to the community – a talk on “Christmas – the Healing Power of Divine Love.” The free talk, to be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, and to which everyone is invited, will be given by Maryl Walters, a Christian […]

Five Minutes at a Time

~ By Darlene Franklin ~ How do I rest in God when drama occurs daily? Five minutes at a time. I lived for many years with a daughter who suffered from borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is characterized by pervasive instability—moods, relationships, self-image.

When Paths Cross

~By Darlene Franklin ~ Tapiwa Gwenlisa “Gwen” Marange founded the International Albinism Awareness Initiative in Zimbabwe in 2015. Since then, she’s led the nation’s first International Albinism Awareness Day, and organized a team to help women, teens, and children with Albinism in a country where they are misunderstood, stigmatized and mistreated.

The Missing Puzzle Peace

~ By Darlene Franklin ~ My problems today are nothing compared to what I’ve already been through: my daughter’s suicide. I should remember that more often. When my first book came out twelve years ago, I was the happy middle of a three-generation sandwich: myself, my mother and my grown daughter. I also worked for […]