Category Archives: Longing & Loss

Hope Even in the Darkness

December 18, 2020

I’ve always been interested in the contrast of light and darkness. As we draw nearer to the darkest day of the year, and the day the Light came to earth, I thought I’d repeat some old blog posts. This one is from 2017 but it is even more relevant today, in the midst of all […]

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What’s the big deal about Valentine’s Day?

February 7, 2018

You probably know that February 14 has something to do with a saint named Valentino. It’s not his birthday or the day he was sainted. February 14 is the anniversary of the day–about 1,750 years ago–that he was beheaded in Rome, martyred for his faith. His life and death have nothing to do with romance […]

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In Darkness and Silence, Hope

December 22, 2017

Advent is a time to wait. We wait, expectantly. We hope, even in the darkness. Especially in the darkness. During the 400 years of silence between the Old and New Testaments, the people trusted despite the hopelessness of their suffering. They couldn’t see a way out, but God saw them. His gaze penetrated the murkiness. […]

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Do You Hate Mother’s Day?

May 3, 2016

In the May issue of The Redbud Post, Redbud Writers explore themes of grief and loss. Many people, even those struggling to cope with loss, will avoid talking about such heavy topics, especially in the spring and around Mother’s Day. Yet these topics bring us deeper into community and into the sacred. (Read my article […]

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