Grace for the road

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I thought about it a couple of months ago as I lay in the hammock in the backyard in the dark, shivering but not really caring it was cold. The stars popped out like chill bumps, and my heart grabbed hold again of just how tiny it was. And if we let it … that feeling of littleness can be a very good thing.  For a while now, on a lot of nights, a few… Read More

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It’s not always easy, this road. In fact, a lot of the time it’s hard. But the deep depths pale in light of the high highs. And my friend was right. You can’t go back.   The sun poured down through the thousands of dead brown leaves clinking together in the trees, our own surround-sound percussion section. The breeze rustled the pages of my journal, and my friend Caitlin dozed with her… Read More

He gave them what they needed. He made His glory known through their pain. And ultimately He delivered them in the way and timing He knew was best. But never once did He miss a thing.    They found a spot on my dad’s lung a couple of weeks ago. It was just a tiny spot, about the size of the piece of grit that fell out of my shoe Tuesday when Heather and I… Read More