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The One Behind the Mask

“God himself will milk the cows through him whose vocation that is.” Martin Luther

Dad wore the same Halloween costume every year. It was simple and impossibly frugal: an old robe and a government-issued gas mask from his military readiness bag....

The Sisterhood in Motherhood

I never had a sister growing up. I remember wanting one and wondering what it would be like having one.

Caring Well in a Community

How many times have you opened your email only to find a prayer request for someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, someone who has lost a family member, or someone who is facing a crisis of some kind?  As believers, we can lean on our faith...

Remembering God's Faithfulness

 

I hit the single key on the keyboard and simultaneously felt my stomach drop to my feet. It was the fall of 2008, I was a senior filling out college applications and had just typed “0” in response to the question asking for my family’s annual...

God's Faithfulness on Display in a High School Play

Go to any play or musical, and 9 times out of 10, you will see within the first few pages of the playbill an article entitled “Director’s Note.” This is where the director outlines their vision for the play, highlights any specific artistic...

Just Show Up

It was January of 1994, and there was an ice storm in Chicago. I had flown in from Southern California where I attended college after learning my mother, at the age of 47, had died of breast cancer. I was still a teenager, making my way to...

How 17 Days of Community Reminded Me What Really Matters

On August 24, 2015 I woke up with what I thought was a crick in my neck, but as the day went on, it became much more than that. By midnight, I sat alone in Baylor Grapevine’s ER and heard these words: "Mrs. Williamson, we have to CareFlight you...

When Your Child Gets Cancer: A Parent's Perspective

I will never forget when the doctor told us, “Your daughter has cancer.”  The only worse words were, “She has relapsed.”   While my life has a very definitive line of “before cancer” and “after cancer”, cancer does not define my family and it...

How Living in Community Fosters Healing

I will never forget that dirty bathroom floor.  The bathroom floor where my child’s teacher sat down and took my boy in her arms to comfort him.  His heart is broken...a deep kind of brokenness where he feels worthless.  It is not his fault.  He...

3 Tips for Coping with Grief

 
People in blue and orange shirts were everywhere.
 
I looked into the crowd amazed by what I saw. I saw friends and many of my children’s classmates. I saw teachers and a few faces of people I recognize d but had never met. The...