Humming

When grief first hits, it sucks the life out of you. You find it hard to breathe. As the days go on, sleep is lost, and you live in a fog. It’s hard to believe you’re able to get through one day, much less another, and then, all of a sudden, a month has passed … More Humming

A spacious place

I had a wonderful professor in seminary, Dr. Lacoste Munn, who, when speaking about a God’s Word, said it was “shallow enough for a child to wade in and deep enough for an elephant to swim in.” I have found that true throughout my life, and while much of the time I prefer the shallow … More A spacious place

Clearly grieving

Yep, that’s what he said, a complete stranger, who didn’t know me but was reading a book proposal I’d submitted several months back: “she is clearly grieving.” I read the email on my phone while on my lunch break at work, and it hit me like a bombshell. Was it that obvious? Almost three years … More Clearly grieving

When life hurts

Life can be rough. We’ve all had bad days or gone through hard times. Though they seemed horrible at the moment, we survived and got through them. A flashback to our teenage years provides numerous examples. But there are other times when we’re faced with struggles that can’t simply be shrugged off or let go, … More When life hurts