Forgive. When I have revealed my fragmented heart and jumbled soul to others during this time of grief, a common question I’ve received is if I forgive my dad. It is more nuanced than simply saying yes or no. Forgiveness is commonly communicated as a moment of temporary or permanent amensia, as we look past … More Entry #8
Take a breath today, our fears can bring us to a greater place of clarity and healing, but it takes time. … More fear.
Last night, I shared the painful story that began my family’s hiatus from attending church. In this second part or act, I explain how my wife and I started to and continue to heal. The second act within stories is considered by many to be the most challenging ones. In the first act, the setting is taking shape, our characters are introduced, and the conflict is established. In the second act, our characters encounter a variety of obstacles (internally or externally or both) that prevent them from resolving the conflict. Little did I know that the second act of our story, would be unlike any story I had encountered. … More Broken, Bruised, and Being Made New (Act 2)
Last year was described as an “amalgam of pain and joy that changed me and my family.” I provided evidence for this statement by sharing 5 memories, 3 observations, 2 quotes, and 2 playlists. In 2016, we saw the death of celebrities loved and hated, the world grew in confusion and kindness, and here in … More Bye 2016
No matter how much death, pain, trial, sickness, failure, or toil you have in your life, there is always resurrection. Like a withered tree in spring, there is always life after death. You will have days where you are hung on a cross, but the same mighty power that rose Him from the grave, will … More Resurrection (an Easter reflection)
October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. To mark the loss of babies and infants who have died too soon, people all over the world are invited to light a candle in their time zone for one hour at 7 PM. The hope is that a candle will be lit around the … More A Letter To My Unborn Child
Tonight I was trying to get some homework complete before this weekend came. I am the type of student that needs to have audio going on in the background in order to properly study. My cat must have sat on the remote because the television had turned on without me doing so. Wheel of Fortune … More Hope and Wheel of Fortune