Suffering with Jesus

It was over two years ago now. I’d gotten a concerned call from Michelle and headed home from work. When I got there, there was even more reason to be upset and confused. The next day we found out we’d miscarried our first pregnancy, but for that evening,...

Afflictions eclipsed by glory

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I want to draw your attention to a song and it’s story that has been very helpful to my soul lately. John Mark McMillan’s recent album The Medicine has deeply ministered to me, but especially with this song. It...

Given, but not given to us to raise

As unbeknownst to some, and yet newly informed to others, we are expecting. There’s one in the oven, as you might say. (Or as I tell my wife, there’s an alien growing in her dome. She laughs, seriously.) Happiness abides in the Young home, and expectant...

Fighting Human Trafficking From Another Angle

By a great suggestion from my friend Don Dudley, his wife Jill,  and with the eagerness of another friend Damien to jump on board, I’m going to do a few blog posts this month on the subject of human trafficking. The subject has been on my mind for a number of...

Miscarriage of Suffering

Part 1When I hoped for good, I tasted evil;When I reached for wine, It had soured;When I looked to Heaven, It turned to steel;When I longed for death, I remained an hour. When I turned from you, He looked at me;When I hated Him, He prayed with blood;When I cursed His...