Category Archives: Grief and Faith

The Pain of Rejoicing, The Pain of Praise

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn” (Romans 12:15). As I waited with my grandson Sully for his being called to triage, we met another St. Jude patient. She was the same age as Sully, born the … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Risen!

“The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said’” (Matthew 28:5, 6). Jesus has risen! “Where, … Continue reading

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Why I Still Believe

Why I continue to believe in God through Jesus Christ. Why, whatever happens in my life, I entrust myself to God in Jesus Christ.  “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. He … Continue reading

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Jesus, Sorrowful and Troubled

“After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, ‘I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me’” (John 13:21). There is a large wood carving of Da Vinci’s The Last Supper on … Continue reading

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Free to Cry Out in Our Suffering

In 2008 I wrote the following as our ten month old grandson Sully was in the midst of his heroic fight for life as his little body was afflicted by leukemia. Jeremiah, the Old Testament prophet of God, I highly … Continue reading

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Disney’s Frozen 2, A Lesson in Grief

We went to see Disney’s animated film, Frozen 2. It was fun until… When Anna realized that Elsa was dead she sang a song about her grief. This is no child’s song. It is not the stirring song that was … Continue reading

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On this Christmas Day…

Monday I spent the morning at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I sat by the bedside of one of my young friends. When I first met this child a year or so ago, the energy my friend had when we … Continue reading

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Psalm 10, The Arrogance of Pediatric Cancer

“Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? When times of trouble stubbornly persist, the heart of the faithful cries out as it appears God is far off. In his arrogance … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago—Remembering, Loving, and Missing our Grandson

Ten years ago today our daughter called. “Come to the hospital.” Her son, our grandson, Sully, was nearing the end of his life at the age of fifteen months. We spent the day, family, friends, hospital staff, saying “good bye”, … Continue reading

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My Father’s Blessing

Isaac called his son Esau to come to him. Old, sensing his life was fading, this father said to his son, “Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I … Continue reading

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