God's Deep Love, The Hard Stuff

Mourning

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

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