Tag Archives: death

Dear Death,

Recently our family lost our infant niece. We’re grieving in our home, and seeking to put our own anxieties of the future to rest, but perhaps what is the most challenging, is knowing that the grief we feel, the tears we’ve cried, and the lingering sorrow, are but a drop of the ocean of sorrow and anxieties her […]

Dear World, We Are Dying

Dear World, we are dying, Do you hear the death rattle? I hear it in the silence–when shots ring And blood blooms and dries. Dear World, we are dying, Do you see the yawning grave? I see it in the ruin–when laws pass And life ends unknown. Dear World, we are dying, Do you feel […]

Hold Your American Citizenship Loosely

Tomorrow morning will be Joyful and bright This life is beautiful Heart, just be wise. You are completely exhausted. Your beating is fainter, more muffled… You know, I read somewhere That souls are immortal -Anna Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova wrote the above poem as she watched her homeland destroyed by Communism. She watched as a corrupt […]

The Lion We Cannot Tame

There’s a new book out that you shouldn’t read. Normally I wouldn’t waste my time advising not to read a book, but this particular author has had significant influence. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world back in 2011. Rob Bell has become infamous within many Christian circles, yet his books have […]

Autumn and Death

Fall is here, in all its spectacular color and chill. And despite the pumpkin overkill, the onslaught of Ugg boots, and the flood of leaves carefully filtered on Instagram, I really do love Fall. Not just for the beautiful kaleidoscope of colors changing, or the respite of cold after a long and hot summer, or the […]