I’m not sure how to describe the feelings that go beyond heartbroken and devastated. Honest to God, I don’t. Sometimes words are so agonizingly limiting and so painfully insufficient. And that’s where I am right now. I’m wrecked. I haven’t talked much over the years about my house church, but this is a group of […]Read more "For Abbott"
Our house church lost a beautiful young man, Abbott Forrester Garn, this week. His family has been an intimate part of our lives for the last decade. I offered these words at the funeral in the midst of the tragedy.Read more "The Light of Christ is Breaking In"
In my experience, the only place where the superficial veneer is stripped away, where pretense is obliterated, where cosmetic application fails, and where vulnerability is unmasked and triumphantly exposed… is in the presence of a loving, non-judgmental, other-centered group of trusted friends.Read more "Between the Questions…"
Our heads told us that this was the right decision, but nothing told our hearts to prepare for being wrecked.Read more "He Was Always With Us…"
I can’t overstate how important it is for each of us to have people in our lives that we allow to speak truth to us.Read more "I Had Become Toxic…"
Living constantly in the burden and pain of our suffering can either become an end destination or a passageway for each of us.Read more "When Hope is Lost (A Lesson from Birds)…"
In silence, I carried a heavy burden of heartache. In private, I struggled with intense guilt, shame, and depression. I never talked about my abortion to anyone. Ever.Read more "My Abortion…"