Monthly Archives: January 2015

“We still have to ask”

When my son Ander died, after weeks of people praying fervently for him, I faced a seismic shift in my relationship with God and with prayer. As I discussed last week, I no longer have the naive belief that God … Continue reading

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Refresher day: fun facts

The last few posts have been a bit emotionally heavy for me, so while I have more to say on the topics of winning/losing, prayer/randomness, etc., today I need to take a step back and focus on something a little … Continue reading

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On prayer and the “randomness of the world”

After yesterday’s post, I saw several others that led to a related tangent. Clearly, others saw it too, as Gretchen so astutely commented, noting: “Recently, there was an airplane that nearly crashed into a couple’s suburban bedroom. The owners were … Continue reading

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Dying is not losing, it’s just unlucky

“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer.” These powerful words by ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, who recently died of cancer, resonated with me. Just take out “to cancer” and replace (or not) with what your … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, baby boy

Last year, at 3:53 p.m. on January 5th, was the last time I carried Anderson inside me. At 3:54 p.m., he was born, suddenly and too soon, into this world. His birthday was supposed to be April 24th. Instead, it … Continue reading

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