The Trouble With Pain

Somehow C.S. Lewis wrote an entire book about how the existence of pain proves that God is real and that God is good. (I’m paraphrasing.) He says that considering something painful proves that pain is not the norm. If all of life was just a constant state of suffering then we would not call pain…

In the Land of Grief: The Lion Roars

The hues of death take me to lands I’ve never before traveled. Mountains of grief snatch air from my chest the higher I climb. Valleys of sorrow hide the sun from my face. Who are you, Death? What have you done to my family? Have you come solely for the purpose of breaking our hearts?…

In the Land of Grief: I Look Up

Like a man stranded on an island Hobbling through the coarse sand. My thoughts dense as the thundering rain clouds rolling in. Falling back, I look to the sky Because nothing down here can help me. Waving my arms wide and weak Trying to hail a plane Trying to hail God. It’s a cry for help And an…