Tag: healing

Trauma’s Not a Sin

Recently I ran across the following sentences in a status update and, in short, wanted to run over my tablet with the lawnmower: “Sin isn’t very chic to talk about these days. Words like: brokenness, psychological issues, maladjustment, and trauma are way more palatable. But woe to us if we completely ignore sin.” I copied…

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Refusing to be Offended

Once again, we were on our way to the hospital – this time to the emergency room, my daughter in the back seat raging with fever and seizure-like chills. It seemed our car knew the way as we had made this trek one too many times over the last year battling her illness. Halfway there…

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I Will Not Be Shaken

Every couple of years I put together a family Christmas letter to send out. While it’s meant to keep us connected to our long-distance families and friends, it’s also a family history, if you will. I always look forward to sitting down and reflecting very intentionally over the many ways God has shown up in…

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My Journey to Acceptance

It’s been about two years since I began to accept my husband’s chronic illness. From the day he was diagnosed five years ago, it’s been a journey of grief and confusion for me. I guess I had expectations of God. I was unaware of the frailty of life. Acceptance was not easy for me. At…

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