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In 2012, my wife, Melissa, and I wrote a short book of things we’re experiencing and learning on this journey of suffering and peace. That book is called When She Sings, God Dances. Well, it’s been revised. Our book will be available on Amazon for the public on the...

Hard Thoughts of a Grieving Dad

My family is in the One-year Season of Remembering our daughter, Kristina. One year ago today she was in severe pain and decline; the cancer had spread, and death was around the corner. Her birthday was right after we were told there is nothing else the doctors could do....

My Interview on KSBJ, Houston’s Christian Radio

Sharing our story is therapy for me. It’s not easy, but I feel better afterwards. Kim Wier, author, speaker, and host of KSBJ’s Sunday Night Live, asked to interview me last Sunday. It was National Cancer Survivor Day, and it was a true honor to share our family’s journey...

She Prayed to See His Power, and Then…

Think about your prayers… Most of our prayers tend to be something along the lines of, “God make my life smooth today.” And why not? We don’t want any potholes, bumps, or wrecks, right? So we pray for our days to be with ease. Full of nice, gentle, breezes...

FREE! Thrive. Not Just Survive: A 12-week Book of Quotes

About 1 year ago, I stopped blogging. Our daughter, Kristina, began to decline quickly. She passed away on June 21, 2014, after a 4-year battle with the rare Clear Cell Sarcoma. But I didn’t stop writing. Each day I forced myself to think on positive truth from God’s Word,...

A Mother and Her Child

A mom watches her child suffer—impending death lurks around the corner. Her child struggles to breathe. A friend stands nearby, giving support.  Memories blast through her mind—birth, first tooth, first step. Dreams of seeing her child succeed in life are broken against the stone of this moment. And it...

Kristina’s Gift to Me

Kristina made this bracelet and gave it to me about 2 months before she died. Not sure why she made it–probably just for fun. It has a bunch of eyeballs, and 3 beads has I C U on them. Allow me to speculate a bit about heaven… There is...

Back at Texas Children’s Hospital–But For Another Reason

So yesterday was an incredible day for me. I went to a place that I was afraid of seeing again. I wondered how I would handle it emotionally, because we had been to Texas Children’s Hospital so many times during those 4 years with Kristina. I wondered if I...

When Kristina Whispered, “I Love You.”

I was driving the other night, and Caroline (our 9-year-old) was in the passenger seat.  I reached over, grabbed her hand, and said, “I love you, Caroline.” She responded, “I love you, too, Daddy.” Then the memory hit me hard… It was probably 3 or 4 days before Kristina...

God, I Don’t Know Why

“God, I don’t know why. I don’t know why. I don’t know why You let her die. But I don’t have to know why, because I know You. And I trust You.” One of my many prayers spoken through many tears. Was not easy, but it has freed me....