When Comparison Kills Compassion

"It's okay, Lloyd. None of our parents are perfect! I mean, my mom is weird and collects sea shells. Your dad levels cities and attacks innocent people. So, they've all got their quirks, you know?" - New Lego Ninjago Movie Trailer, Release date: Fall 2017. I took my kids to the theatre recently and this hysterical quote … Continue reading When Comparison Kills Compassion

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101 Ways to Help a Family Fighting Chronic Illness, Part Two

In my last blog, I listed 1-51 of 101 Ways to Help a Family Fighting Chronic Illness. This is the second part of that list! As I mentioned last week, the bulk of credit for these ideas go to the many people who've blessed either us or other hurting families we know, with their love … Continue reading 101 Ways to Help a Family Fighting Chronic Illness, Part Two

101 Ways to Help a Family Fighting Chronic Illness, Part One

We've all been there. A family or loved one is reeling from a new diagnosis, or still being tossed by recurring storms from an old diagnosis. We want to help, but honestly words escape us, distance limits us, and confusion immobilizes us. We feel inept pondering where to even begin to lighten their heavy load. … Continue reading 101 Ways to Help a Family Fighting Chronic Illness, Part One

When God Gives You More Than You Can Handle

"God won't give you anything you can't handle." - an old adage not actually found anywhere in the Bible "Just remember! God won't give you anything more than you can handle!" Haven't all of us have heard these words offered as encouragement? People mean well. They're trying to help a hurting soul tap into some … Continue reading When God Gives You More Than You Can Handle

I Wanna See You Be Brave: The Story of A First Year at Church Camp

"Everybody's been there, Everybody's been stared down by the enemy Fallen for the fear And done some disappearing, Bowed down to the mighty... Maybe there's a way out of the cage where you live Maybe one of these days you can let the light in... Show me how big your brave is And say what … Continue reading I Wanna See You Be Brave: The Story of A First Year at Church Camp

Cry Out All the More

"Many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"" Mark 10:48 One of the first things you're told when your child is diagnosed with epilepsy is: there is no cure. Directly on the heels of that revelation, you're told the condition … Continue reading Cry Out All the More