Answered Prayers and the Beginning of a Story

He stopped me as I made my way through the crowded church foyer, baby on my hip. "Thank you for sharing that," he told me. An older man, with grandchildren just a little younger than me, we'd spoken a few times but never beyond basic pleasantries. It was the morning of Rose's dedication, April 2018.… Continue reading Answered Prayers and the Beginning of a Story

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Held Fast

It has been two years since my second miscarriage. I doubt that I will ever watch the season turn from summer to fall without remembering those days in the hospital. I have gone back and forth over what to talk about. Whether to talk about it. Sometimes I think I talk about miscarriage too much.… Continue reading Held Fast

Death is Swallowed Up in Victory

Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? Today is the first day of the autumn season. A year ago, I sat in a hospital, swallowing back tears, repeating to myself the lines from that famous psalm, "Even though I walk through the valley of… Continue reading Death is Swallowed Up in Victory

“The Lord was with Joseph”

We've lurched our way into 2017 in our household with bad colds for Pearl and I. Peter and I made it to 10:30 on New Year's Eve and I spent most of January 1st in bed. Pearl picked up the illness from me and has had a rough couple of nights recently. Despite that, I'm… Continue reading “The Lord was with Joseph”