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    Lament and Miracles in my Desert

    This past 18 or so months has been possibly the most painful in my life. But at some point it has also become the most hopeful. I would like to share some of how that happened, if that's OK. It's quite supernatural because my hope has been found in Christ and in his responses to me — that's...