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How The Last 3 Years Have Changed Me

How The Last 3 Years Have Changed Me
It has been a month of tears. I’ve had just enough time to get past the 17th – the due date for the child I lost in miscarriage – to start emotionally preparing for the 31st. I can’t believe...

July and the Fulfiller of Desires

July and the Fulfiller of Desires
I hate July. July 31st was the day Dominic was born – the child I lost. Today, July 17th, was the day my most recent baby was supposed to be born – the one I lost in miscarriage. Instead...

Are My Children Saved?

Are My Children Saved?
We have reached a new milestone, in our family – one for which I have prayed since before I even had children. Both of my children have made the personal decision to follow Christ – to make Him...

Criticism and Compassion in the Duggar Sexual Abus...

Criticism and Compassion in the Duggar Sexual Abuse Debacle: How God Can Redeem This Mess
You can’t possibly have missed it – the Duggar “sex scandal”, as the media is calling it. Articles have clogged every newsfeed about the Duggar debacle, ranging from enthusiastic support to...
Love That the World Calls Hate

Love That the World Calls Hate

How can a Christian convey love and simultaneously live according to truth, in a world that deems the truth unloving? It’s a question that has reverberated in my life in so many ways. It is also a...
Over the Hill, Not Empty-handed

Over the Hill, Not Empty-handed

I’ve passed the threshold. No, it’s not the “over the hill” mark, although it certainly is that, too. This birthday has marked a new place in my life that I never thought I’d...
The Dirty S-Word of Easter

The Dirty S-Word of Easter

There is a dirty word in our culture – one that, if mentioned, will bring the “tolerance” police running, guns blazing. Just about anything can be said, nowadays, except this. Spend a few...
On Turning 40

On Turning 40

I asked it, the question: What is the measure of a year? A birth, a death…pointing beyond the here And now, but now I ask again, wondering anew… This time, though different, moving through From one year to...
The Messy of Ministry

The Messy of Ministry

“Lord, please break my heart for the things that break yours.” It’s a prayer I have sometimes regretted praying. Because, more and more, He has answered it. And that has made life… Messy. Increasingly,...
At the Halfway Point…What’s the Point?

At the Halfway Point…What’s ...

The Funeral I didn’t even realize it was my first funeral since Dominic, until the moment I sat down in the pew. Then I all of a sudden, in a grief-wave rush, very much realized. I guess I just didn’t even...
Weightless

Weightless

It absolutely took my breath away. Standing, alone, at the top of the snow-blanketed ski mountain, my breath made puffs in the frigid air – that is, until it was taken away. Lilac, rose, apricot and...
Shifting From the Promise to the Present

Shifting From the Promise to the Present

The whole “promise” thing makes me want to scream. I have spent so much time trying to figure out if I have a promise from the Lord about more children, and, if so, how this miscarriage fits into...
The Test of Blessing

The Test of Blessing

We may say we are committed to God, but how do we really know? We’ve been studying the book of Deuteronomy, in our January Bible Study at church, and it is a book that provides a lot of insights for where I...
A Promise, A Blessing, or Neither?

A Promise, A Blessing, or Neither?

It has been haunting me, the question: “If I could get it wrong, after so much effort and time and energy and care, how can I ever hear His voice in my life?” And, then: “If I can’t...
Self-Centered Sufferer

Self-Centered Sufferer

I am really self-centered. No matter how much I claim I love my Lord, no matter how much I seek Him and pray and read His Word, no matter how much I endeavor to serve and minister and share His...

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