Last Tuesday was my dad’s birthday. It was a bittersweet time. My father is the only member of our family not severely ill. He’s always shouldered the care of our family; but the last six years, the burden, heavy before, has grown. We fought five-year-old Benjamin’s rare kidney cancer tooth and claw for a year.… Read More A Normal Day: A Birthday Letter To My Dad
I like to say that poetry doesn’t give us answers. Rather, for every question it does answer, it asks five more.… Read More Unanswered Questions (Poem)
Have you ever wanted time to pause so you can cling to the moment, because the future seemed so bleak? I have. After my family was forced to leave our beloved home (where my mother dreamed of watching her grandkids play) because of my sister’s dangerous mold allergy, we didn’t know what would happen next.… Read More Uncertain Future: Curse or Blessing?
Friends, the strength to be still comes not from striving or rest or forced calm, but from surrendering ourselves, transparently broken before Him, and receiving the peace He gives. It isn’t easy, but God’s strength to be still will outlast chaos and tragedy, illness and grief.… Read More The Strength To Be Still
Don’t ever stop racing, walking, crawling toward the Light, even when snow blinds or darkness shades your eyes.… Read More Keep Straight (Poem)
Have you ever wondered, “Why did God allow this to happen to me? Does He even love me? If He did love me, wouldn’t He stop this? 1 Peter 1:1-2 “Peter, and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the… Read More God Gives Trials To His Beloved
Today I’d like to do something a little different. I want you to share why you believe God allows suffering. At first glance, the answer may seem obvious, but as I have studied Scripture, it doesn’t seem so black and white. Something we would maintain must be an “either/or” is an “and/but” with God. Knowing… Read More Why Does Suffering Exist? (Discussion)
This poem is dedicated to anyone who struggles with depression.… Read More Joy Within My Heart (Poem)
“Make me like Job, God,” I prayed several months ago. Well, so far, God has taken away many things: my home, my health, my dreams, my plans, almost everything I own.… Read More Make Me Like Job
Often to a friend in the midst of a trial, I will pray that they won’t forget the hope in Heaven. I’m asking for more than the world’s version-the simple hope that the blue sky lives behind the grey, that there will be sunshine after a rain, that color will light up the blackness.… Read More What Is The Hope In Heaven?