“I Bleed Dark” (a few poems from the darker side of my spirit)

Our family has been hit with trials lately, as I put the finishing touches on my book of testimonies. It occurred to me, though, that some of the poetry I've written in the past has, while still technically "Christian," reflected the struggles and darkness I've suffered. Thus, with that in mind, I thought you might … Continue reading “I Bleed Dark” (a few poems from the darker side of my spirit)

Lessons from a Life in Chronic Pain, Part 3 — Life is Short, So Play Hard

“But you don’t have a clue what tomorrow may bring. For your fleeting life is but a warm breath of air that is visible in the cold only for a moment and then vanishes! (James 4:14)” We’ve had a tough year so far in our family. My mother-in-law, who was on Hospice but seemed to … Continue reading Lessons from a Life in Chronic Pain, Part 3 — Life is Short, So Play Hard

Lessons from a Life in Chronic Pain, Part 2 — Don’t Let the Darkness Consume You

Many years ago, when my (now 29-year-old) daughter was just a toddler, my wife packed her things to leave. She picked Jessica up, who was so adorable in her little fake fur coat, and told her, “Kiss daddy goodbye.” With tears streaming down my cheeks, I kissed them both as they left, knowing full well … Continue reading Lessons from a Life in Chronic Pain, Part 2 — Don’t Let the Darkness Consume You