Give Tenderness to Soothe Brokenness

I cried myself to sleep after watching the television interviews and reading the news about the Humboldt Broncos hockey team accident. It is a tragedy of mammoth proportion in our neighboring province. The shocking reality is the loss of so many, some just too young yet be taken. They were only beginning to live their […]

God Permits Suffering

Why does a loving God allow suffering? I have suffered many losses in my life but none as great as losing my son. Suffering follows a sacrifice. They are inseparable. Suffering is permitted by God to enlarge us, to grow our love and compassion. Our suffering touches all of those around us. How we deal […]

A Bigger World

I had one of those moments this morning where a thought became crystal clear.  If I had never experienced hard things – the hardest being the burial my child – I would not be enlarged to move ahead to do big things. 

A look at pain

Do you remember pain once it’s over? I’m sitting in that question.  The pain of birthing my children, I recall, dissolved as soon after I was smitten in the crush of love.  The pain faded from memory, where it would never be an influencing factor in the hope of having another.