(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

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Here are some new pics of the family. We had a little staycation in Cambridge, MD during my friend’s wedding. The other little fella in the pictures is my nephew. However, before you gaze at the pics, here is a quick Word from the Lord. I, like many others, am going through a rather tumultuous time in my life – grief, shut doors, rejection, struggle and major life transitions. Of course, I’m … [Read more...]

Leading with Forgiveness

The bride and groom preparing to ask for forgiveness.

“So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift” Matthew 5:23-24 (NRSV). This past weekend, I attended the wedding of two dear friends. The bride, music and ceremony were absolutely beautiful. I … [Read more...]

Redemptive Suffering: There is a Purpose for Pain

Death with dignity

On November 1st, Brittany Maynard, 29, is going to die. If you haven’t heard her story, Brittany was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer shortly after her wedding. There is no hope for her recovery. As a result, she and her family moved to Oregon, which enacted the “Death with Dignity” law or medical-assisted euthanasia, so she could die on her terms. She chose November 1st for the date of her … [Read more...]