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When Time Stops But The Stairs Keep Moving

Kids often run full speed toward new things. Who wouldn’t want to ride on “moving stairs?” But a lanyard around the neck of a little boy with tiny legs can quickly become an enemy when brought too close to a gap in the moving metal. Before I could even think, he was way ahead of me, moving upward,... Read more

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When You Wake Up Feeling Scared

Paris Baghdad Mexico Japan Beirut The headlines are filled with terrorist attacks and natural disasters this morning. ——————————————————- Last night, our television was glued to the breaking news in Paris. As I prepared to leave for a middle school lock-in at our church, I was filled with a sense of dread and fear. The juxtaposition... Read more

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The Wonderful But Unexpected Destination Of Our Penny Date

I should have know this penny was special. As I drove to meet a friend for lunch, I couldn’t help but reflect on our life stories and how they had crossed paths at such a difficult time in both of our lives. My son was fighting brain cancer. Her son was fighting leukemia. Almost ten years... Read more

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When You’re Caught in a Storm

Amy and I had planned to meet for several months. Our only communication had been through Facebook, but we had a bond that ran deep. A bond that doesn’t form from pretty things. One that comes from shared pain. Mutual heartache. Similar sorrow. We both walk the road of grief every single day. Grief that... Read more