The Struggle with Surrender

I stood on the wooden deck looking out over the glassy surface of a now still lake. In the days prior waves had rolled across the surface but this morning it was quiet and calm. Thick icicles lined the docks and the cold air tempted me to hurry back inside, but I stayed put, focused … Continue reading The Struggle with Surrender

Waiting on the Edge of Battle

Ever since receiving our baby girl's diagnosis, a scene from Lord of the Rings has been replaying in my head. Pippin, a hobbit more known for his curiosity-induced mischief than any sort of bravery or prowess in war, has been made a Guard of the Citadel in Gondor, where the battle for Middle Earth will … Continue reading Waiting on the Edge of Battle

Dear Faith

Dear Faith, Happy 5th birthday my sweet daughter! I can't believe it has been five years since I held you in my arms. It's funny, but ever since you were born I've pictured you in Heaven about the age you would be now. I don't know why but that's how I've often imagined you... a … Continue reading Dear Faith