When Life Is Aflame With Hard Things — Ashes

It’s enough to make a woman give up traveling. A month ago, during a much-anticipated trip to Nashville, TN, to spend the weekend with our four sons, I wound up languishing for 24 hours in a hospital with cardiac issues. Fast-forward to last week’s long-awaited trip to Chicago for the Moody Bible College Founders Week –– …

When What You Need Is God Straight-Up

I spent three days in the city worshiping and listening, then another three wishing I could be back in that place of joy and inspiration. I invested hours reading and writing about a movie and book I never intend to consume, but which consumed me as I fretted over the pain and confusion they cause. I …