When You Expect Nothing and Get the Gift of Everything

Ultimately, meaning cannot always be contained in syllables.

There's an old hymn that we don't sing much any more, but it's worth re-visiting because the final verse puts words around the futility of language in expressing the inexpressible: "Could we with ink the ocean fill,And were the skies of parchment made,Were every stalk on earth a quill,And every man a scribe by trade;To… Continue reading When You Expect Nothing and Get the Gift of Everything

No Matter What Happens

Four words link the heart to the anchor of God's steadfast love; Four words acknowledge God's goodness in the midst of difficulty: No matter what happens. Thanksgiving -- no matter what happens -- was the challenge facing Lauren Chandler during days in the desert, in the crucible of her husband's cancer, riding the daily waves of parenting… Continue reading No Matter What Happens