The Forgotten Emmanuel

December 21st is the anniversary of when Kathryn and I lost our son, Emmanuel. It was 2009. And, of course, right before Christmas. Who has time to grieve when there is so much stuff to do? While the death of Nadia always makes me wish others would remember such days, Emmanuel’s death always reminds me […]

Nadia after Eight

Each year the day after Thanksgiving begins a period for me where a whole bunch of anniversaries begin. The first is the death of our unborn daughter, Nadia. After that comes the death of our unborn son, Emmanuel. Then it is the death of my mother. Finally is the time when I went on disability […]

Delivered

[This was posted originally on my other blog, I Trust When Dark My Road. -LL] Once again, it is the day.  The anniversary of when I was ready to end my life in the pit of despair and depression.  Last year I wrote about it HERE.  You can follow the links there if you’re interested. Somehow this […]

Renew

[I am reprinting this here from my blog on Christians and depression, I Trust When Dark My Road. -LL] It’s been five years since my life took a strange sideways turn. I’ve written about it before (HERE, and HERE for example).  It has made Good Friday a very strange day for me, personally. This year […]

IMPACT: I Trust When Dark My Road

(This is a copy of the  article on my church’s web site.) Messiah Lutheran Church is pleased to announce its first speaker in the IMPACT series. The IMPACT series is a series of presentations available to the community in conjunction with our fiftieth anniversary. Our first presentation is entitled, I Trust When Dark My Road: […]