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 →

The Pain of Searing Loss

In losing my father, I have come even more to appreciate Christ’s life and sacrifice on the cross. He was in perfect communion with his Father in heaven, yet humbled himself to come down to earth, taking the form of a servant to the point of death on a cross (Phil 2:7-8, see also John... Continue Reading →

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