Joy and Suffering: A Holy Paradox

Joy and Suffering: A Holy Paradox

I’ve met joy in the wake of sadness—mostly through the intimacy I’ve found with God and other people. — Nicole Zasowski, What If It’s Wonderful? It’s been a hard few months for our family. We lost my mother-in-law in December to a long and terrible degenerative...

Hope that Pierces Darkness

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. — 1 Peter 3:15 The last month has been a hard one. I can’t sugar coat it. Our family has gone through illness, loss, and yet more illness, including a...

Standing Outside the House

I had stayed home and didn’t wander off, but I had not yet lived a free life in my father’s house. My anger and envy showed me my own bondage. — Henri Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son You’re likely familiar with the Parable of the Prodigal Son. If you’ve spent...

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