The Surprising Benefits of Losing Hope

“We’re out of options. There’s nothing left we can do.” We knew the day would come eventually—but that didn’t diminish the force of the blow. After four consecutive years of chemotherapy, my mom had run out of strains to try. Game over. I sat crumpled on one side of...

On Giving Kids an Eternal Perspective

The other day my seven-year-old was eating one of those Freezer Pops — you know, the plastic sleeves with frozen flavored juice inside that you squeeze up from the bottom.  He came over to me as I was typing an e-mail and said, “Hey Mom.  This is what my life is like...

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