Playing the game of loss versus gain in grief will get you no where. Then how do you handle it? With a grateful heart. … More Grief: It’s Not a Spreadsheet
What do you do when a milestone on the grief journey comes flying your way? Use it instead for a marker of God’s faithfulness. … More Loss Suspended
What do you do in ministry when two becomes one? Look to the One who called you in the first place. … More My Missions Partner
Can we grieve the loss of place as much as people? Absolutely, especially when they hold so many memories. … More Loss Deferred
Has life knocked the wind out of your faith? Are you struggling when evil seems to gain the upper hand in the life of those you love? Focus on Jesus. … More Focus in the Frailty
We don’t want to talk about it. We avoid it at all costs, yet it keeps invading our life and peace. Death — It’s that horrible reality that won’t let us alone to enjoy our days in blissful ignorance. No, death is what makes a child grow up faster than need be. Death is what … More The Message of Death
The day before had been rough, and when I came into work the next morning, I was talking with a colleague about how tired I had been. He commiserated with me, saying he’d felt the same and had gone home the night before and debriefed with his wife. That’s when he said it, and I … More Who do you go home to?
Do you ever wonder how much more bad news can you bear? I’ve felt that way of late, and recently had a week of just one piece of bad news after the other. None of it directly affected me or my family, but it concerned people in my circle of friends or connections, and it … More Brain Surgery, Heart Attacks and Floods
In my attempts to lose weight and have a healthier lifestyle, I’ve been walking. I’m not a runner, but a steady-as-she goes walker. I cross the street from my condo and walk among the larger homes and tree-lined streets of others, grateful that they’ve provided me with a such a nice, quiet area to get … More Where are you walking?
I have a confession to make. I don’t always act my age. In fact, I can be downright childish. It’s pitiful, I know, but I had to confess that to the Lord this morning during my quiet time. I’m just grateful he forgives stupidity. If I’ve peaked your curiosity to know what brought on this … More Pity Party