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A Greater Hope

Even when it might be tempting to start looking for gopher wood and patching tar, we should keep in mind that hope, faith and love outlast every disaster. Continue reading

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Long Ride after a Long Week

It might not be for everyone, but a long bike ride after a long week of tragedy and stress was just the “rest” I needed. Continue reading

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School Shooting

Even in unimaginable tragedy, we see courage and compassion. There is no place too small for horror or for honor. Continue reading

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Against the Odds

In the aftermath of tragedy, a late walk on a cloudy night reminds us that even a dim reflection of God’s light and love helps illuminate the world around us. Continue reading

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Goodness Born of Tragedy

Cowboys riding through water five feet deep, people wading to houses, truck drivers pushing through floodwaters… courage, love and unity… Continue reading

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A Greater Sharing

The depth of our relationships is formed by the depth of our sharing. In both tears and laughter, we grow closer to each other… and to our Savior. Continue reading

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Bearing Bad News

I’ve come to the conclusion that some things simply cannot be done well; there is no good way to tell people that someone they love has been killed. Continue reading

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The Aftermath of Tragedy

I think that deep down, a lot of us wish God would “guide” every decision we make so that we would always make perfect ones and life would be blissful and we’d never screw up and things would be just perfect. Continue reading

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Closer Than We Thought

When we have a direct connection to those whose lives have been touched by some tragedy, our response, both emotionally and physically is very different. Continue reading

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Getting There

Theology at times seems to me like trying to explain the universe to a tree frog. I have found faith much more satisfying than theology. Continue reading

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