Entry #8

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

fear.

Take a breath today, our fears can bring us to a greater place of clarity and healing, but it takes time. … More fear.

Broken, Bruised, and Being Made New (Act 2)

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)

Bye 2016

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