Naomi’s Death Points Us To Ours—and Christ’s

Today is a day like any other day—the sun rose, the kids are off to school, and there is work to be done. But it’s also the three-year anniversary of Naomi’s death, so let’s pause the normal routines of our lives for a moment and reflect on what it means to die. What...
Naomi’s Funeral

Naomi’s Funeral

“The Lord has given, and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” On Saturday, May 23rd, our family and many of our friends gathered together to weep and worship with us as we grieved Naomi’s death and celebrated her life. It was a...
This only shall not pass…

This only shall not pass…

I’m reminded tonight that of all the things I put my time and energy into, only two will remain: people and the Bible. People last forever. Whether in Heaven or in Hell, I believe we all have a permanent, everlasting existence. Thus, my time spent with people is...

Of New Fruit & Heaven

Yesterday, I discovered a new piece of fruit at the grocery store.  It has a beautiful periwinkle, lavender smooth skin.  It has no smell.  It tastes a little like watermelon — full of little seeds.  But rather than being crisp and juicy, it’s slightly...