• Navigating Loss

    It is one of those grey days where the heavy clouds depict my emotions. They look like they could shed streams of water any minute and I feel as though I could shed streams of tears. This month marks four years since my father closed the final page on this chapter and stepped into that Great Story that has no ending. I miss my dad. Sometimes the waves of missing him hit me quite unexpectedly and the sudden rush of tears surprises me. But today, it’s not just my dad I’m missing, I’m reflecting on the many, many losses that we’ve experienced the few years. Loss. The final turning of the page.…

  • Finding Stability in the Whirlwind

    Since mid-May the pounding has felt relentless. There have been brief reprieves and I’ve experienced the steadying factor of God’s abiding presence, but the unexpected losses keep coming and I’m wondering when this freefall will end. I’m watching decades’ old relationships crumble, seeing tender hearts thrown into confusion, observing the enemy at work devouring hope and stability, and I’m driven to my knees continually. I don’t have the answers to what is happening or why, but I know Who I am clinging to, and I keep reminding myself that “He’s got this.” When the destructive whirlwind threatens your security what do you do? We have a few choices: Cave to destructive emotions…