Grief

Missed Carriage

On the flight home from the FamilyLife Speaker’s Retreat last year, Ray and I talked about praying, again, to look into adoption. I loved how God had, surprisingly increased our family…

How to Help a Grieving Friend

Having been through grief so recently (or rather still in it), I have the hindsight of knowing what was helpful and what was not. As we begin anew this journey…

Grieving at Christmas

I heard a thought second-hand recently, which was originally from a mother who’d just lost her child in a terrible accident. The mom explained that she’d diligently raised her kids…

Remembering Molly, Honoring God

Just one year and two days ago, on June 13, 2008, my daughter Rebecca and her husband Jake welcomed their firstborn, a seven-pound baby girl who lived only seven days.  As we mark the…

Untitled Hymn … in Memory

Thank you for your prayers and support for Rebecca and Jacob. In memory of the loss of their baby today, we invite you to lift up a prayer for them…

Loss upon Loss, Grieving Upon Grieving

Last summer, as many of you will remember, our daughter and son-in-law gave birth to their first-born, a little girl named Molly, who only lived seven short days. Her life was…

Teen Tragedy

Tuesday was a hard, hard day. Sitting in an auditorium filled with the sounds of weeping teens and parents. The worst nightmare of every parent of a teen — a…

Perspective

Last week was a tough one. Sleepless nights, sick kids, hours in the car, autism—in all, too much. I’m really down. I’m sure you’ve been there. But on one of…

How is Rebecca Doing?

In the last two months since Molly’s birth and death, I’ve been asked more times than I can count how my daughter and her husband are doing. It’s a good…

Returning to “Our World”

On June 13th, our family and the Mutz family were snatched out of our normal routines much like the Pevensie children were suddenly snatched out of the London railway station…

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