If you have tuned into any of these little essays or videos of mine you've likely observed that Jessica and I have a daughter that died seventeen years ago. Alexis was three-and-a-half when we lost her, and we've thought about her every single day since. I don't know why it's been on my heart to … Continue reading Seventeen years after Alexis Grace
Why does gravity have to pull us down as we age? Why can’t we age in reverse direction, growing more taut, smooth, and muscular with the passing of each new decade? Certainly, we older people would appreciate looking “young” more than the younger generation who so effortlessly appears so. Why do we have to slump … Continue reading Sagging faces soaring hearts
On May 14, 1996, after 30 hours of labor and an emergency c-section, Alexis Grace was born and promptly stole our hearts. She was gorgeous, with Jessica's curly hair and brilliant, blue eyes. We never dreamed of how deeply and instantaneously parental love would flow. We also never dreamed we would have to face all … Continue reading Alexis’ story
Have you ever had a “Jacob’s Ladder” moment when heaven opened up above you? In Genesis 28 Jacob fell asleep, and in his dream-like state he saw what he couldn’t see during his distracted waking hours. He saw angels ascending and descending on a giant stairway that stretched between heaven and earth. And as if … Continue reading Open Heavens
Where was Jesus when multiple bombs exploded along this year’s Boston Marathon route, shattering loved ones’ hearts and instilling fear into an already anxious culture? Where was He ten days earlier when Pastor Rick Warren’s son took his life into his own hands? Where was He during recent tsunamis, natural disasters, and cruel expressions of … Continue reading Where was God at the Boston Marathon?