Category Archives: Longing & Loss

Trusting in the Dark

January 7, 2015

  For me, January signals a season of bleakness. The fa-la-la of Christmas is over. The decorations and sparkle and gifts are boxed up and put away, leaving empty spaces and a stark-looking home. Quiet holy moments have been replaced with busy routine. Short days and cold weather, colder than December, polar-vortex-cold. New resolutions and […]

Read More →

How to Offer Words that bring Comfort

May 16, 2014

If we’re supposed to rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep, have you ever wondered how you do that? What if you’ve never come close to experiencing what your friend has? While people who’ve actually walked in another’s shoes have an extra dose of understanding, empathy is still possible for the rest […]

Read More →

Irresistable, Dazzling Light

March 27, 2014

Last in a series on Eternity. I love sunshine. Maybe I have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or maybe I just like the sun, but my mood is always lifted when the golden light breaks out after a dreary day. This Spring week in the South, we’ve had snow, sleet, sub-freezing temperatures, high winds, rain, and sunshine. Sunshine’s the best. […]

Read More →

The Land of the Living

March 19, 2014

Fourth in a series on Eternity. Once when a group of Sadducees tried to trip Jesus up about heaven, He told them they were wrong about God. “He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” (Mark 12:27) We were created for eternity; made to live forever. I have a friend who loves to read biographies of […]

Read More →