Pain

Problem of pain

Problem of pain

It feels heartless to justify suffering, to try to find a reason behind the “whys” of life when the subjects of abuse and injustice are often the most vulnerable of all. In January, while living in Poland, I visited former concentration camps, Auschwitz and Birkenau....
Been hurt? (when stuff happens)

Been hurt? (when stuff happens)

Being a human means you are going to be hurt. Getting hurt is an inescapable and disagreeable part of what it means to be a human being. Humanity = hurt. It’s a package deal. When it happens—whether through a betrayal, a negligence, harsh words, a loss, a...
Forever ALIVE in him

Forever ALIVE in him

In November 2014, Crystal Blake became incredibly ill. Doctors became concerned about how her liver was functioning. She was afraid she would have to cancel her April 2015 trip to Nashville, Tenn., where she was scheduled to speak at a women’s conference. But...