The Silence of Suicide

The Silence of Suicide

He left a cold, wordless goodbye in the garage. We’ve tried making sense of it ever since. Unanswered questions are always one cruel part of suicide’s trauma. The puzzle of intention never entirely fits together; there is no straight, unimpeachable line from A to B....
A Story of an Enabler

A Story of an Enabler

An enabler is a person who encourages or enables self-destructive behavior in another. So often we think of enablers in terms of addicts and alcoholics or the mom who keeps feeding her 700-pound, bedridden son. People who keep hidden what everyone else can already...
A God Who Wastes Nothing

A God Who Wastes Nothing

The first time I sat with our son while he was experiencing a panic attack, everything in me wanted to wrap my arms around him and make it stop. All I could do was pray and wait for it to pass. Anxiety and panic are all too familiar to my son’s generation. It’s...
Longing for Abundant Life

Longing for Abundant Life

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10 ESV). If I could go back and give anything to my tender adolescent self, it would be an excellent counselor. Unless, of course, I could have healed...