Someone bombed the Boston Marathon this week. I read the story with one hand over my mouth in silent horror. I wish I could say that I was shocked by the attack, but I wasn’t. I was broken-hearted and left breathless. But I wasn’t surprised. We live in a world where violence isn’t just normal, … Continue reading There’s Power in the Blood.
Sometimes I don’t understand the Lord at all. By sometimes, I mean most of the time. I was reminded of this a couple of weeks ago as I walked up to a friend’s house for Easter lunch. There were people in every direction that I looked. Bright colored outfits filled my eyes. Laughter and joy, … Continue reading Why Do Horrible Things Happen?
My First Trip to Nicaragua I spent three months in the drab, dusty farming city of Esteli, Nicaragua in the fall of 2009. As one of the most important cigar-producing cities in the world, miles and miles of tobacco fields surround Esteli, but I was in the city when I met an American soldier. I … Continue reading Those Perfectly, Happily Content Christians
Usually when we get wrecked, the implication is that it’s a good thing. But what about when it’s the most horrible thing imaginable? Earlier this week, when I posted praying for your kids, Sandy responded: “My daughter died February 7th from a drug overdose. I cannot tell you how devastated I am. I do not … Continue reading The Horror of Your Child’s Lethal Overdose