Iron Sharpens Iron

Hope and healing in loss


The week is very young as I type this, but it has been fraught with pain and anguish for my family and me. I am experiencing the difficulty of living a thousand miles from“home” and it really hurts — a lot.

I got a call Monday morning from my mother that opened with “I have bad news.” It wasn’t unanticipated, but it was unwelcome. My father’s older sister has been ill for a few weeks. Planning a vacation back home soon, I was praying heavily that she would get better enough for me to see her once more. That is not going to happen. Right now it hurts, but I am okay.

Here’s wh...

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