God's Deep Love, The Hard Stuff


There are stories painful in the telling and stories painful in the writing. And there are stories painful in the living, even when the pain is decades old and unsurprising but unexpected. My story of loss is 11 years along. Eleven years of missing someone who should be there and someone who was gone too… Read More Mourning

Loving Others

Lonely Disciples

My 20 year high school reunion is fast approaching. There are get-togethers planned, veggie and fruit trays to be assembled (bought, if I’m honest) and haircuts to get for self and offspring. And I imagine the conversations with my girlfriends and their families. Seeing each other changed but not changed, lounging in lawn chairs looking… Read More Lonely Disciples

Everyday Grace, God's Deep Love, Loving Others

The Most Important Thing I Did Today Was Hold Someone's Hand

The most important thing I did today was hold someone’s hand. It was a hand gnarled and twisted with pain, a hand that gripped mine as the soul and body’s hurt issued outward through quiet groans and whimpering. It was the hand of a stranger. A person who had called for someone, anyone, and I happened to… Read More The Most Important Thing I Did Today Was Hold Someone's Hand