When Circumstances Don’t Change

When Circumstances Don’t Change

I had a friend who gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. He seemed healthy in every way … at first. But soon the newborn was clearly in distress. Tests revealed that he had no liver. The heartbroken parents (there are no words) held him and loved him every minute of his...
Go Deep

Go Deep

Remember how it feels to barely keep your head above water? Spin out of control? Head for a black hole? It’s like being caught in a “maelstrom,” a vicious storm or a violent whirlpool at sea. Imagine that two ocean currents, traveling in opposite directions, try to...
Three Ways to Wait

Three Ways to Wait

Waiting. Ugh. I find it excruciating, especially when I feel trapped by my circumstances. If you’ve been through a trauma, you know what I mean. It can take years to process the mess you’re in. You actively pursue healing, but you still have to wait … to...
There Comes a Moment

There Comes a Moment

Can you remember a day when something painful finally stopped hurting? Perhaps the pain came with an illness, from a fall, or after you moved furniture all by yourself. I remember wearing a pair of shoes that rubbed two toes raw. It felt so good when I could finally...