Let Grief Be

Giving myself space to grieve can feel like every raw nerve gets exposed. But lots of hard things end in good places, and grief is one of these things.

Words for Hard Places

Death is not a delicate process and it takes some Holy Spirit help to stay centered in the midst of it all.

Surviving Dates that Live in Infamy

God created the kind of world where days, weeks and years can be tracked. This gives us the ability to pause and remember significant turning points in our lives.

Sometimes You Have to Get Moving to be Still

I can’t believe how much my life has changed in the last six weeks. Very happy changes, but changes all the same.

A Deeper Meaning of Shalom

Shalom. People typically associate this word with “peace”. But that’s not the whole story…

Freedom’s Eve

What would it be like knowing that a lifetime of suffering, forced labor, and deprivation would be coming to an end that very night?

When Weddings Make You Cry

Weddings can be a mixed bag of emotions when you’ve walked the road of betrayal and divorce. They can bring up sad memories long forgiven but not quite forgotten.

Would You Rather…?

You and I may think we have solved a problem when we manage to make the symptoms go away. But perhaps the issue is not so cut and dried.

Just Because I Love You

Observing the love between my in-laws and the beauty of God’s handiwork makes me wonder who might enjoy a “just because I love you” moment from me today.

A Curio Cabinet Kind of Life

Sometimes it seems like many of us are living the curio cabinet kind of life. We press our noses against computer screens, TV screens, movie screens and cell phones. We long to connect, but we’re desperately afraid of getting hurt or hurting someone else.

Not the Way it’s Supposed to Be

Even though the valley of the shadow of death may be our current address, Psalm 91:1 provides us with this promise, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty” (NIV).

He is Thinking of You

Have you ever known someone who puts tremendous effort into making her home a place of warmth and beauty? They take such delight in watching the stress of the day fall off faces of friends and loved ones as they come through the door.