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Why This Waste?

While the dreams of my peers were just beginning to bud and flourish, my twenties began with a nightmare. Just months after stepping into this new decade where the dreams of youth were supposed to become the substance of life, I received a wound that was deeper than I thought I could bear.  My brother died from drug abuse.  The…
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Naming The Good

On the night of April 21, 2008, I stood in an outside courtyard at UCLA Hospital. A group of nearly 100 friends encircled me, some weeping, some silent, all in shock at the unexpected place they found themselves ending what began as an ordinary day. Two floors below me, my 26-year old wife lay on an operating table, her brain…
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Mystery Incarnate

Over the past forty years of following Christ, I find the path behind me strewn with clarity. God is faithful.  How could I have ever doubted? Yet when I am hedged in by difficult circumstances and unanswered questions, not knowing the end of my current story can feel lethal. Flannery O’Connor said that “mystery as it is incarnated in human…
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When Darkness Seems to Hide His Face

Prior to marriage the thought of conceiving a child seemed quite easy. Everywhere I looked a woman was pregnant; surely it wasn’t that difficult. My husband and I decided to try for children fairly early into our marriage. What looked easy before quickly became difficult for us. I struggled with a hope deferred combined with physical suffering and a fight to…
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Releasing in October 2014

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things (via Zondervan)

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