Sooner or later, we all lose someone we love. Maybe the person closest to us. Maybe early in our lives, or theirs. Loss and grief have immeasurable power—to draw us into darkness or deliver us into a higher purpose.
For those who follow Christ, loss will, ideally, point us back to the cross and its redemptive edge. If we’re willing to tread on that edge, it’s where we often meet our legacy.
In When Losses Become Legacies, Christy Brunke and Kristina Cowan share profound stories of personal loss. The path through tragedy differs for each mourner. Yet the Christ-follower encounters a universal truth: Our Redeemer doesn’t unravel the mystery of suffering. Instead, he lights our way through it.
It might feel like a dimly lit, confounding stretch of time. As we persevere, we scratch the surface of God’s love for us and tap into his endless reservoir of hope. Our character grows. Sharpened by our scars and rooted in our faith, we just might find our enduring legacy.
- • • •Second Chances: A Miracle of More Time
What would you give for one more week with your loved one? Today would’ve been the 88th birthday of my co-author’s father. As she writes in our book, “The human heart isn’t wired for separation. It’s unnatural. Unsettling. But separation …[ read more ]
- • • •Today 132 Loved Ones Will Commit Suicide
Have you lost a loved one to suicide? Today my co-author’s brother, Jim, would have been 57. Sadly, Kristina Cowan lost him to suicide ten years ago. And she’s not alone. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in …[ read more ]
- • • •Last Chance to Win an Autographed Book!
This month, we’ve been celebrating the first birthday of my second book with giveaways. This week’s your last chance to win an autographed book! Our Third and Final Theme: Book Reviews Book reviews are akin to manna for authors and …[ read more ]