Throughout our lives, you and I will accumulate a string of disappointing losses, and quite often those losses will go ungrieved. Like ships collecting barnacles in the ocean, our hearts collect injuries, and we aren’t always adept at sufficiently grieving them. No one is immune to wounding, and even the most brilliantly lived lives will … Continue reading A String of Ungrieved Losses
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
Every generation is marked by moments that are so impacting that people ever after remember exactly where they were when the moment occurred. For some it was Neil Armstrong’s epic walk on the moon. For others it was the assassination of JFK. I remember, at fifteen years old, hearing President Reagan say, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear … Continue reading Where were you when…?
“God will never give you more than you can carry.” I’m not sure how this phrase became so widely popularized because it’s not even remotely true. God often gives us more than we can carry, and the weight of our daily burdens routinely threatens to crush us. Moses said, “I cannot carry all these people … Continue reading The Greatest Christian Myth Ever Told
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?