Grief

Son’s overdose death leads mother to Christ

Son’s overdose death leads mother to Christ

I lost my son, Gregory, on August 25, 2015, to an overdose. He was 26 years old, an Army veteran and the most loving and kindest person who always put others ahead of himself. The night I learned of my son’s death, I got very angry with God and screamed and cried and...
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The phone rang, buzzing me into consciousness. I drove two straight hours to the hospital to get to you, with no recollection of how I got there. I saw you lying there with too many machines and tubes snaking into your broken body. I asked the cardiologist and...
​A prayer after the shooting at Pulse Orlando

​A prayer after the shooting at Pulse Orlando

Lord, we are shocked and heart-broken over this senseless tragedy in Orlando, Florida. Our hearts ache over the mind-boggling scale of this loss, the largest mass shooting in our nation’s history. We cannot believe this even happened in a place so many of us...
Enjoy life!

Enjoy life!

Enjoy life! That’s what the checkout person said as I pushed my grocery cart out of his lane. How did he know? How did he know he was saying that on the precise day I said, “Enjoy heaven!” to my wife two years earlier? Frankly, I didn’t want to...
Hope Boxes encourage those suffering infant loss

Hope Boxes encourage those suffering infant loss

A church in northern Ontario, Canada, will celebrate a grand opening the first weekend of October. Riverside Community Church in Swastika, Ontario is three years old but will hold its first service in its new facility on October 6. Originally the home of a public...
Stuck

Stuck

My friend, Dave, and I couldn’t have been more different. He drank sweet tea in a Mason jar, and I prefer mine in a McDonald’s cup with a straw. He liked gospel and country music. I like 80’s and disco. He wore cowboy boots and I don’t. He used to say, “Dennis, I know...