Darkness as Light

It has been a hard week of conflict for me and Chad. The hardest it has been. I don’t intend to divulge the what and how of our conflict. But as He faithfully does, God has “restored what the locust has eaten” (Joel 2:25) by redeeming the broken darkness of conflict with the wholeness of … Continue reading Darkness as Light

The Boomerang Burden

I’ve been studying spiritual depression lately, seeking to understand it better for mine and Chad’s individual struggles with discouragement and for many of my friends who battle this unwelcome companion. In his insightful book, Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness, psychologist and biblical counselor Ed Welch describes one manifestation of depression: “Everything turns inward … Continue reading The Boomerang Burden

Two-Part Invention

Today was a slow, rainy day in Akron, providing the perfect opportunity to finish my current read: Two-Part Invention by Madeleine L’Engle. I honestly shed a tear while doing so. I feel like I just lived a lifetime alongside Ms. L’Engle. While primarily focusing on her 40-yr marriage to her husband, Hugh, the book is an honest, humorous, and … Continue reading Two-Part Invention