Christmas is always a conflicted season for me. It a time I think a lot about death, actually. Every year when we pull out the Christmas stuff, out come all the memories.
Today would have been my dad's 61st birthday. Of course, we are going to get ice cream tonight to remember him. He wouldn't have wanted it any other way.Five years ago I wrote a post for his birthday, not having any idea that I would only have two more birthdays with him.I'm going to repost... Continue Reading →
I can't stop thinking about The Boston Marathon. When I first heard about the explosions, I didn't really give it much thought. I just assumed it was some people playing around ... maybe a few teenagers getting into trouble. But as I learn more, it's weighing heavier and heavier on my heart. Then last night... Continue Reading →
2009 years ago really isn't that long when you think about it. I've been thinking about it a lot today. I can't stop thinking about it. Do you know what was happening 2009 years ago right now? Jesus, a 33-year-old man from Nazareth, was on trial. It's 8:37 am, which means at this moment He... Continue Reading →
This was a recent post on one of the photography blogs that I love. What a heartwrenching, beautiful ministry.I wish I still lived in Grand Rapids.Here's the blog post.Here's the Whispers web site.
How do I comfort a friend who lost her daughter today?What do I say that won't sound trite or cliche?Is there anything I can do to take some of the sorrow away?Katie was actually the reason I spent so much time with the Mugeles, at least at the beginning. When I was still a young... Continue Reading →