A Year of Grieving Dangerously

Over at Christianity Today, an absolutely compelling interview with Kay Warren (Rick Warren’s wife) about their year of “grieving dangerously” after their son Matthew’s tragic suicide last year: I said at Matthew’s memorial service, “We’re devastated, but not destroyed.” I don’t know that you ever stop being devastated by catastrophic loss. In the last year-and-a-half of [Read More...]

When A Friend Dies

It’s not a pleasant thing to consider, but it is an important one, and Peggy Rosenthal is considering it: how do we cope when a friend dies? Death is the great mystery. A cliché, that sentence. And yet…what a mystery that death is a mystery. It happens to everyone; so shouldn’t the human race by now have [Read More...]

Running Boston Now

Well worth reading: writer and runner Haruki Murakami’s short reflections on the Boston marathon—the marathon itself, and what it means to runners—in the New Yorker: Emotional scars may be similar. In a sense, the real pain begins only after some time has passed, after you’ve overcome the initial shock and things have begun to settle. Only [Read More...]

Is It Okay to Grieve? Or Should You Just Be Quiet?

Is It Okay to Grieve? Or Should You Just Be Quiet? This post is one of my Daily Reflections that is emailed to over 16,000 people each morning and that appears on TheHighCalling.org. It has elicited quite a lot of discussion, both on TheHighCalling.org site and in personal emails to me. So I thought I [Read More...]


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