Mount Moriah and the Climb of Foster Care

I remember once, my brother asked, does it make it harder or easier? This baby, this little one, placed in our care. After the losses, the babies taken, the pain and grief; the now holding and swinging and swaddling... Does it make it harder or easier? Yes, I said. It makes it harder, and it … Continue reading Mount Moriah and the Climb of Foster Care

The sacred dance: To the Rejoicing and Weeping on Mother’s Day

I remember, not even very long ago, when I didn't understand why Mother's Day had to be flavored with sad. When church services and Facebook feeds paused for grief and remembered loss and honored the hurting, I resisted. I didn't understand. Why did this sadness have to invade my happy day? But then suffering would … Continue reading The sacred dance: To the Rejoicing and Weeping on Mother’s Day