Hope from Ashes Part II

Hope from Ashes Part II

I once watched a documentary about a little town in Iceland situated at the base of an active volcano. The town is absolutely breathtaking, rolling hills of vibrant green speckled with pristine white cottages. The black basalt rock of the mountains contrasts starkly against all the life surrounding it. What is incredible about this town […]

Hope from Ashes Part I

Hope from Ashes Part I

I squirmed in my seat as the pastor continued his sermon on honoring fathers. We had just finished singing praises about our good Father in heaven and His love for us. At age eleven, I was recently old enough to be past the limit for children’s church, but far from an adult. I sat next […]

Abba-love

Abba-love

I sat in our window-lined school room where the late summer sunlight slanted across my desk. My phone blinked the length of the phone call with Jeff. These calls were few and far between. This particular conversation had been brief, yet my heart ached as I realized how bad things had actually become.  Jeff was […]