Today we say the long goodbye. . . again

Have you ever lost a child?  The pain, the grief, the disbelief of losing a child is something most of us have no desire to imagine. Even the thought…


Surrendering our children to God means surrendering their entitled lives

It was by all accounts an idyllic day.  The sky arching over the ocean was clear, cerulean blue after a week of heavy clouds and drenching afternoon…


A letter to the motherless mother as we approach Mother’s Day

Dear motherless mother, I see you.  It’s that time of year: the commercials, the flowers, the signs in every store you walk into—it’s Mother’s Day.…


Parenting overwhelmed children: Using God’s story to help navigate big emotions

My daughter Sophia is a perfect firstborn. She is thoughtful, attempts to do the right thing, and keeps it "together" to the outside world.  People…


Are you hurting today? 10 ways to find contentment in suffering

Suffering. Why must we suffer? If God is a good and faithful Father, how can he leave us to trudge through the ruthlessness of a world that rips…


Who’s in Charge of a World that Suffers? Trusting God in Difficult Circumstances

We see so many emotional and psychological sufferings among young people today. The current generation may face greater pressures than any other…


My problem with answered prayer

My daughter, Faith, was born at twenty-three weeks gestation, weighing only 450 grams. Four grams is less than a pound. She was given no chance of…


Survival by surrender

Most of us possess a natural desire to control our circumstances and the people in our lives, especially when times are tough (like during a global…


God understands and cares

I don’t think this can be proven scientifically, but I believe the odds of winning the lottery are better than the odds of keeping grandkids for a…