Category Archives: Suffering

Chiaroscuro (November 2010)

Advent is here and another Christmas approaches. Even though Christmas is hard now I am finding comfort in the liturgy of the church, in celebrating the birth of Christ at the same time of year that countless Christians through the … Continue reading

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Aslan is on the move (April 2010)

I discovered recently that I am madly in love with spring. Where I grew up gray slowly becomes green and winter rains soften to spring rains. This does have its advantages. When my mom calls to tell me she’s pruning … Continue reading

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Going On A Year (March 2010)

For some reason, as our babies’ birthday approaches I have been thinking a lot about one of my crazy, random memories from last year. After our loss, it took me a few weeks to go back to the nursing home … Continue reading

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Simplicity Costs Everything (November 2009)

This morning, over coffee, I came across this from T.S. Eliot. What does it mean to be a Christian? “A condition of complete simplicity/ (Costing not less than everything).” I was astonished at the resounding response I felt in my … Continue reading

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All The Time (September 2009)

At Covenant College I learned to say, “God is good. All the time. All the time. God is good.” I’m not sure where it came from or how it started but it was part of our college liturgy so much … Continue reading

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All Now Mysterious (July 2009)

I suppose everyone who suffers wrestles with the question of, “Why?” It seems like there should be comfort in understanding the reasons for heartbreak. There is nothing worse than meaningless suffering – suffering that has no point to it, no … Continue reading

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As the Master shall the servant be (June 2009)

Losing our babies was the greatest shock we have ever known. I grew up in a very happy home. I have two parents that love me greatly. I have four siblings whom I love and who love me. I had … Continue reading

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