She called with the most devastating news. Her 15-year-old great nephew, David, had taken his own life. My stomach dropped. I sat down to be able to hear what she was telling me. Rhonda and I are breast cancer friends. Despite living in the same community, we'd never met until we were both diagnosed with… Continue reading A Mom’s Broken Heart
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In Christianity, there's not really even a name for that Saturday. No one seems to know what to do with the day in between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It is such an awful, awkward, painful day. I've heard it called Holy Saturday, but not much. Even the Bible doesn't have much to say about… Continue reading That Silent Saturday
Have you ever had one of those seasons with so many conflicting emotions swirling around inside you that you feel you might just explode or implode? I feel that way lately. It is Holy Week. This is the first Holy Week in many years that I have not worked in a church. I am newly aware of… Continue reading Breaking News: I Care
When I was just six years old, my grandfather, my beloved Paw Paw, took his life and so my journey with grief began. I didn't know how to grieve and as you can imagine, my family was upside down. I held it in and made sure I was well-behaved and responsible. Meanwhile, I looked for my Paw Paw everywhere,… Continue reading The Grace of Holy Tears
This messiness is God in the daily sweetness of life.
Mixed in within all that is New, there is always the Old....