Tagged with Healing

Fear and Freedom, part 3

Read part 1 and part 2 to catch up. Beth (Moore, but I feel like we are on to first names now) defines bondage as anything that keeps up from the life God has for us.  Some of those things are small and some are big.  Sometimes we break free pretty easily by connecting with … Continue reading

Your Sisters’ Birthday

Your Sisters’ Birthday

I suppose the first post about our new baby should be full of happiness.  It will be.  This is not about him.  Something else happened to come first. Dear Riley, Just shy of a year ago, in the grey days when all we could do was sit or walk slowly around the block, your daddy … Continue reading



Every now and then I notice that common search terms have led people to the blog.  One that seems to show up fairly often is “Father Greg Boyle Quotes” (or some variation thereof.)  So I decided to include something more from him today. For those who are not familiar with Father Greg, he is the … Continue reading

Stand…part 3 of 3

I spoke to our university students in chapel last Wednesday.  This is part 3 of the message I wrote for them.  Read part 1 and part 2 … All other writing on losing the girls can be seen by clicking the tag ‘grief,’ above. Ten weeks ago my daughters died.  And I could hear the music enticing me to bow.  … Continue reading

Stand…part 2 of 3

I spoke in chapel last week, on losing the girls, Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego, and what I’ve been learning these past two months.  Read part 1 first, and here is part 2… We have no idea what went wrong.  It was unpredictable, a fluke.  And we’re never going to know why.  So for the past … Continue reading

Stand…part 1 of 3

I spoke in chapel at our university last Wednesday, filling in for the man who was scheduled.  He was a beloved member of our university community, and passed away suddenly last week.  Here’s what I said to our students.  I’ll post it in three parts, to keep the length manageable. I am supposed to be 29 … Continue reading