The Other Woman

I have loved being the mother of boys. My sister had three girls, and I spent my high school and college years babysitting them and watching them grow. Boys are easier…just have to say. After we had our second son, friends all over the Middle East encouraged us to go for a third, so we’d … More The Other Woman

Sticking Together

I gave him a big hug when I saw him. My history with this man and his late wife goes back to the time when I was a young girl. They were missionaries on a distant foreign field, and I was in my church, cutting up pictures of strangers who had birthdays that I could … More Sticking Together

Alone in a crowd

The first day was the hardest, as I found myself wandering into an auditorium I’d sat in many times before. The problem was…the last time I was here, he was with me. For some reason, I didn’t see anyone I knew, so I found a spot and sat down. Over 1000 people, and I couldn’t … More Alone in a crowd

Watching from afar

Jesus went all the way back to the beginning when he said,  For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let man [or mother] not separate. There is one thing when you leave your parents and cleave to your spouse, … More Watching from afar

I spoke in his place

I did a hard thing this past weekend…I served as the Jenkins Center’s featured speaker for the first seminar of the semester at Southern Seminary in Louisville. I’ve spoken there before, but this time was different. While I shared just with women on Saturday, I spoke on evangelism to a mixed group on Friday night. … More I spoke in his place

Always His Day

Today is the day he was born. It marks him. It is his day in history…but he’s not here to enjoy it. What do you do with the birthday of the one you loved and lost? Let it slip quietly by? Make a big deal out of it? Let grief overwhelm you? Or, just be … More Always His Day

It really hurts

The grief journey takes us to unexpected places and hits us at all times of the day and night. I cannot tell you how many late night conversations I’ve had with those who made themselves available to me in the wee hours of the morning during the early days on this journey. I’m forever grateful. … More It really hurts

A Woman’s Glory

Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is for her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. (1Corinthians 11:14-15 NIV) I lost my glory today…cut it right off. … More A Woman’s Glory