ministry, spiritual, stories

On Grandpas and Books and the Ministry of Presents

A few weeks ago, I wrote here about visiting my maternal grandma in the hospital. In today's similarly-titled post, we get the story of visiting my paternal granddad at his home near Oklahoma City last weekend. (The significance of attending to the illness and aging of family alongside the joy and birth of the Christmas… Continue reading On Grandpas and Books and the Ministry of Presents

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ministry, spiritual, stories

On Grandmas and Hospitals and the Ministry of Presence

I'm pretty sure my grandma is invincible. At 93 years old, she's broken bones, to be sure, and been sick an average amount. But she just keeps living -- the kind of living that just never gives up, laughs at the little things, prays about all the things.      But this Wednesday she was taken to… Continue reading On Grandmas and Hospitals and the Ministry of Presence