Questions that Surround the Loss

Questions that Surround the Loss

I called my friend Amy from a bookstore as I stood before a row of beautiful journals. She answered the phone, and I sobbed, “I’ll never know my child’s favorite color.” I stood there weeping as I realized yet another aspect of my child that I would never know. During...
For “Some of Us” on Mother’s Day

For “Some of Us” on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day comes again.  For many this day simply connotes a celebration – a precious card from the kiddos, a chaotic meal at an over-crowded restaurant, and tight squeezes from your little cuties (and maybe not so tight from those rebellious teenagers as you try to...
Two Reasons We Don’t Use the Phrase “Gotcha Day”

Two Reasons We Don’t Use the Phrase “Gotcha Day”

Remember playing a game of tag when you were little? If you were the “chaser,” you’d run like crazy and at some point stretch far, lean out, and finally touch someone while yelling, “Got You! You’re it!” Most of us never liked “getting got.” Next week (March 9), our...
My Dream: That My Girls and My Boy Be Both Beautiful and Strong

My Dream: That My Girls and My Boy Be Both Beautiful and Strong

While driving to school the other day, Eden started to sing, “He’s got the whole world in His hands” so Joeli and I joined him. He then started a verse, “He’s got the strong little boys in his hands…” Joeli and I joined him, but then after saying that once, we...
Sanctity of Life: Do We Act Like Early Romans or Early Christians?

Sanctity of Life: Do We Act Like Early Romans or Early Christians?

This Sunday, January 17, Christians will celebrate Sanctity of Life. Well, some will. Will you be one of those who advocate for life in 2016 – not just with your words, but with your actions? Let’s take a quick journey into Christian history to discover how the early...