The Bitter & Sweet of Grief

First the bitter. I’ve never lost a loved one, before today. Sunken eyes, dragging form cause me to fear this will be the last moments all four of us will be together. Once we cover recent therapies and medical realities, we hear his hoarse voice faintly say, “I’m reading Job. In chapter 5 today.” Glancing … Continue reading The Bitter & Sweet of Grief

Matters of Life & Death: How Do You Know You Love God?

Bright blue sky peeks between pearl white clouds—but more showers are on the way. No breaks in the forecast for days. Windows snap shut. Everything feels heavy and wet. But the trees breathe a sigh of relief.  Summer scorched the earth this year. Crops were cut and stored ahead of schedule. I fear the leaves … Continue reading Matters of Life & Death: How Do You Know You Love God?

Rejoice and Weep With Others: What You Do When You Don’t Have A Clue

We drove to their house like it was on fire. And it was. Up in flames after 26 years of enjoying his face. Held her in my arms tight as I could. That mama who just got the news. Her curly-headed boy went to sleep in Jesus. Her head sobbing against my chest. "It's gonna … Continue reading Rejoice and Weep With Others: What You Do When You Don’t Have A Clue