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
Your heart was not designed to be constantly beaten up without having time to recover and heal. Even if you are in a season of life where you are facing an endless succession of difficulties—indeed, especially if you are in one of those seasons—you must find ways to let your heart regroup, slow down, and … Continue reading The heart needs time to heal
Today, we humans are rapidly losing our ability to lovingly and constructively relate with one another, and it is damaging us more deeply than we realize. We should change this. The New Testament gives us more than fifty “one another” commands, and if we actually practiced them, the entire ethos of our national, political, and … Continue reading The One another commands (more needed than ever)
“I felt moments away from a total loss of heart.” Can you relate to these words? John Eldredge wrote them in his book, Waking the Dead, but you or I could have written them just as easily. Feel their weight again: “I felt moments away from a total loss of heart.” It’s funny how these … Continue reading A total loss of heart
In C.S. Lewis’ classic, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the Pevensie children receive gifts from Father Christmas in Narnia: Peter gets a sword and shield, Susan gets a bow, arrows, and a horn that summons help whenever it is blown, and Lucy gets a dagger and a small, diamond vial filled with a … Continue reading What was Lucy’s potion made of?