“Harbor me in the eye of the storm I’m holding on to the love you swore.” -John Mark McMillan, Love You Swore The other day on Instagram I asked: “How is it we never wonder why good things happen to good people? Or why good things happen to bad people?” My reflections were a version of that all-too-common question, “Why do bad things happen to … Continue reading Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People? Is That the Right Question?
I came as a witness, the extra listener, to deflect and defend, maybe decide what this grief will look like. The suited man at the table tells us there are options for this sort of thing. My daughter L holds a tissue, I poise my pen at the paper before me. Burying a child is a delicate matter and his words are quiet and slow. … Continue reading A Grief Observed
I wrote in this space a few weeks ago about my precious daughter and the complications she was having with her first pregnancy. After many hard weeks and doctor visits, specialists weighing in with good news and bad, Jesus saw fit to take the baby boy home. Thursday we have a service to remember his 19 week old life. They have asked me … Continue reading Words with Friends or How Messaging Saved Our Lives