When God Goes Silent

When God Goes Silent

Learning to bend in life includes learning to hold tight when it feels like God goes silent. Hello? Hello? Are you there? So goes the wondering when it comes to the Almighty and his sealed lips. When God feels so eerily distant, has he sealed his heart off from us...
Start with Hope

Start with Hope

In an old TV episode of House M.D., Aussie Dr. Robert Chase shares some wise counsel with medical student Martha Masters (Amber Tamblyn). Masters, known for her more matter-of-fact communication with patients, asks Dr. Chase how be gentler in her bedside manner,...
Why You Are Not Forgotten

Why You Are Not Forgotten

Why you are not forgotten comes down to two simple words: Even there. Let me explain. Some of us enjoyed a fa-la-la-la-la Christmas season. Others of us not so much. Or some of us landed somewhere in between. If you had an over-the-top Hallmark Christmas, you may want...
Live Like You Are Dying

Live Like You Are Dying

The phone call. The knock on the door. The social media post. Some unexpected bad news just never arrives gracefully. In an instant you learn that a loved one is terribly ill, injured, or already dead. The reminder: live like you are dying. One second you are zipping...

Give Thanks No Matter What?

Give thanks no matter what? Really? What if you really don’t want to be thankful? I get that. I’m thinking you do too. Giving thanks is not always pretty. Not always easy. Not always convenient. But it’s Thanksgiving week, doesn’t that mean you routinely count your...

What Does Valor Mean to You?

Valor. What does valor mean to you? The dictionary gives us a working definition: val·or    /ˈvalər/    noun  1. great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle. “the medals are awarded for acts of valor” I like the list of synonyms that accompanies the...
Things We Hide

Things We Hide

Oh, the things we hide. Hiding is in our DNA thanks to Adam and Eve messing up in the Garden and quickly hiding in the trees trying to avoid their Creator. This week I spent almost four hours with a woman who has spent much of her life hiding. Hiding from her parents....