Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

“I love you. God, I miss you. And I forgive you.” ~from the film Remember Me “When I saw that scene in the movie, I stumbled out of bed and fell to the ground as my whole body trembled in anguish and agony — and I started and screaming like a wild, wounded animal. ItContinue reading “Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One”

Broken Prayers From the Edge

I lock the doors.  Close the curtains.  And let God have it. I clinch my fists in a maddening rage as my hands tremble violently.  Within moments, my fingers ache from the intense, white-knuckle tightness.  And my forearms cramp up.  The blood rushes to my head.  And my eyes burn and burn and burn from theContinue reading “Broken Prayers From the Edge”

Safe in the Mouth of Danger

In my dream, I had a vision. An angel of the Lord led me down to the depths of the sea. “What do you see?” the angel asked. I said, “I see a boy, a child, in the mouth of a shark!” “Yes,” the angel said. “But, he is terrified!” I said. “He will beContinue reading “Safe in the Mouth of Danger”

Joy Comes in the Morning

“I will test you with the measuring line of justice and the plumb line of righteousness. Since your refuge is made of lies, a hailstorm will knock it down. Since it is made of deception, a flood will sweep it away.”                                    ~Isaiah 28:17 The ways in which our Father tests us certainly can seemContinue reading “Joy Comes in the Morning”