A Matter of Life and Death

Heartache--the word I chose to refer to the feeling that something's missing--is not the end of the problem. Just like when a plant withers and dies for lack of water, when we start to hurt because it feels like we're lacking something, it's not the pain that's the issue. It's that we're lacking something. I believe this is important, because I know how easy it is to waste time looking for what's going to make the pain go away in the moment without looking for why it's showing up in the first place.

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Welcome to Immortality

The reason I'm writing is because I've wanted to write for a long time. I just didn't know what to say or how to say it, so I didn't write a whole lot. Not openly, at least. I'm not sure how much more I have to say now than I did a year ago, but today in asking God if he wanted to show me anything (more on that later), I think he said essentially this: Avery, you're free to share. It doesn't have to be perfect. My love and my words are the perfect parts.

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