When Going Requires Letting Go

Sometimes news is good. Sometimes it’s bad. Other times it’s good, but you’re scared to say it out loud. After a year’s worth of prayer and conversations with trusted friends, I decided to stop holding monthly meetings for Graceful Wait. My ministry partner, Ashley, and I are still offering one-on-one support, and will maintain theContinue reading “When Going Requires Letting Go”

See the Life, Share the Loss

Some texts stop you in your tracks: “Doctor said we’re losing the baby.” Time halts; shock assails. This shouldn’t be happening. Life should be growing. I don’t want her to go through this. As much as you hurt for her, you know what she’s feeling is worse. I’ve walked with many women through the devastation of miscarriage andContinue reading “See the Life, Share the Loss”

Out of muddy water

My friend Jessica and I went to college together years ago. We lived in the same dorm, and she served as my sister’s RA our senior year. Since our days as Ballard Babes, Jessi has endured some incredible ups and downs in her family life: marrying her husband, Ryan, giving birth to her first son,Continue reading “Out of muddy water”

The story of your life

The other day I heard a fascinating anecdote on the local Christian radio station. I’m not sure if it’s totally legit, and it certainly didn’t sound scientific, but it still intrigued me. Apparently some pastor camped out on the streets somewhere and posted a sign saying he’d pay 25 cents to anyone who’d sit downContinue reading “The story of your life”