Gavin's life was so much bigger than he was. He was a son, a little brother to Ryan and Nicholas, a cousin, a grandson, a nephew, a friend… and an inspiration. He would want each of us to know that our lives have much greater a purpose than what we can see on the surface. We just need to listen to that little voice inside of us, that tells us which way to go.
There once was a time I was excited for Fall, being that it’s my favorite season of them all. I love the leaves and pumpkins and cooler weather and fall colors and smells, and I used to love decorating my house all up and having everything so pretty the moment I, or anyone else, would come through the door. I haven’t felt like decorating for the holidays or beautifying my house in a while now. It just sort of makes me sad… because it isn’t really what matters to me anymore. Continue reading →
I never wanted to know all this stuff. Believe me, I wanted to compartmentalize it all and be able to outsource it to doctors and specialists we trusted to tell us what to do, so I could go on believing that our lives wouldn’t have to change … Continue reading →
Regarding this ‘deal” with Iran… I haven’t read all of the specifics, but I think we can all agree that Iran is a pretty brutal dictatorship with a stated intent to destroy Israel, and wipe them off the map. God won’t let that happen, of course, but still. My point, is that the only deal that can be made with the devil… is one that is made with his own children. People of light can see right through the garbage and lies and deception. Continue reading →
Every night, like tonight, I walk down the hallway to check on the boys, and I pass by Gavin’s room… and my heart breaks a little that he isn’t there. But his bed still is. The memories are all still in that room, too… I miss him. So many nights of stories and prayers… and love. Continue reading →
Yes, you can seek distractions from what aches your heart… but you won’t find the peace you are looking for. The peace and comfort of knowing your loved one is really in a better place, and WHY. and HOW. Continue reading →
You can think you know who you are, and that you’re putting ‘out there’ the “you” that you want the world to see, but God knows you better. He knows me better too. And things are going to turn out how God wants them to, not you, and that’s just the way it is. Continue reading →