IN THE HURT, FINDING GOD

Somewhere He is doing something lovingly to you, even when what you experience is only hurt. Is He carving out a cave to dwell in? If so, the cutting away of rocks might hurt very much and you might not be aware of the space He is creating for Himself. -Henri Nouwen, Love, Henri: Letters… Continue reading IN THE HURT, FINDING GOD

WONDER AND AWE

This past weekend, my daughter discovered dandelions. A whole field of them. The flowers were less fortunate as they were picked one by one to fill this toddler's temporary obsession. Her chubby hand clenched on to each flower as they each were special to her in their own way. As most adults walked by the… Continue reading WONDER AND AWE

APPRECIATING TODAY

The screensaver of my laptop is a moving slideshow of pictures of my daughter. As she turns 9 months tomorrow, I am struck by how much she has grown. It feels like yesterday when we took her home from the hospital. As crazy as these weeks and months have been, I recognize that my daughter… Continue reading APPRECIATING TODAY

THAT SMILE

  In anticipation of Father's Day this Sunday, I am sharing a series of reflections on my new journey of fatherhood. This reflection was written in mid-January 2017. It could be 4am, when I went to bed at 12. It could be after her screams woke up the apartment complex. It could be in the middle of… Continue reading THAT SMILE