Romans 12:15

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

How do you do both at the same time?

This weekend a good friend’s dad died suddenly of a heart attack. This is the second guy my age to lose their dad in the last couple weeks. One was kind of expected as his health was declining rapidly, this most recent was totally sudden and shocking. He had a big smile, a ready laugh and a warm and welcoming heart… I have trouble wrapping my head around this.

Last night we got a text message at 1:40am. Some sweet friends – one a former student in our College & Career ministry – had their first baby; a girl. We haven’t met her yet, since they live about an hour away, but I can hardly wait. I’m positive she’ll be beautiful.

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