The Courage No One Sees

They say courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it’s soundless, invisible even. If we listen carefully though, everyone is battling something. And I know now, to never take for granted the struggles some people face, even when I can’t see them. For many years, I lived with what people would call an “invisible illness.” In the … More The Courage No One Sees

Suffering Well

Ian MacLaren, a noted Scotsman, once said these wise words of counsel, “Be kind. Everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden.” I think back to a time when I was going through a lot of suffering. It was a point in my life when I wanted to do so much, but I didn’t have enough strength to tie … More Suffering Well

To the Waiting

Rain. Some splash in its puddles. Some quietly watch it all race down a window. Some eagerly drive through it, wheels spraying up a furious trail. But for some, it means waiting. Waiting for the sun. The warmth. Any small glimmer of hope. Rains of hardship, loneliness, injustice, discouragement pound down, with no trace of rest, and they wait. They are … More To the Waiting

When You Wonder if You’ll Get Through

Sometimes, the one thing we need to hear is, “You’ll get through this.” When my world was upside down and my health spiraled down into the depths, I remember when my husband would say to me, “You’ll get through this.” “How?” I would ask, overwhelmed with questions. “I don’t know,” he would reply.  “But I know God … More When You Wonder if You’ll Get Through