COVID-19 and the Gospel

Two weeks into the “Safer at Home” order, COVID-19 became more than news and statistics. I had been taking precautions (social distancing, face masks, sanitizing), making grocery store runs that felt surreal, telecommuting on Wednesdays and Thursdays. But that Monday morning, it became personal when I found out that a friend was hospitalized and intubated,... Continue Reading →

Wedding Tears

Over 2 years ago, the tsunami of my father’s death crashed upon me, after which through God’s strength, I kicked my way to the surface, gasping for air. The water roared and foamed (Psalm 46:3) almost relentlessly that following year, sometimes wearying my soul and sapping my strength until all I could do was the... Continue Reading →

The Valley of Vision

I find this particular Christmas season a paradox. It is the time to prepare Him room: Christ, the brightest light came down into the darkness of a fallen world so that his perfect life and atoning death would give life. I seek joy for this Gift of life, all the while sorrowful of the loss... Continue Reading →

Links to songs that minister to me in my grief

Be Still My Soul -  by Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel, sung by the traditional acapella boy's choir, Libera Before You Call - by Daphne Rademaker (Vineyard), based on Isaiah 65:24 Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul - Words by Anne Steele, Music by Kevin Twit, performed by Indelible Grace Faith to Believe - by Shane and Shane He Will Hold... Continue Reading →

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