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Mis-Answered Prayer

Mis-Answered Prayer

"Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!" Psalm 4:1 My friend's brother died Sunday. He was fighting cancer. He very suddenly lost the battle. I am shaken by the news because I love my friend and I have prayed for her brother for several years. His passing reiterates to me the brokenness of this world and the tremendous pain that results from the sting of death. I also wonder why God allowed him Continue reading

A Song for the Weary & Brokenhearted

A Song for the Weary & Brokenhearted

I was riding my bike through the hills and flatlands of St. Charles, MO on a warm and sunny day recently with a cavity of darkness in my heart. Everywhere I looked I saw the beauty of Fall. Sweet gum Maples shivered in various stages of undress and pin oaks held tight to crisp brown leaves while a lone falcon stood stalwart on quivering power line watching for prey. I pedaled my Jamis hybrid as hard as I could, but not as fast as the other cyclists who passed me with ease. I had awoken with a Continue reading

Comedy from Tragedy

Comedy from Tragedy

"Turn around bright eyes…but every now and then I fall apart!" – Bonnie Tyler Did you ever have one of those days that turned into one of those weeks that turned into one of those months? Did you ever wake up one morning and say, "Enough!" only to experience the distinct feeling of Déjà vu? After about a month of these kinds of days, I'm feeling more than a little put out. All my coping mechanisms have been exhausted. I've eaten and exercised and prayed and screamed at my children and kicked Continue reading