I had dinner with a friend the other night and as I was sharing a story she reminded me that God uses everything. The pain. The tears. The heartache. The sickness. The loss. The bad news. The hard day. It's all for something. All of it. Sure enough...

The pain that came when I lost my nephew, someone so special and close to me, was and continues to be unbearable at times. There have been times where I have felt guilty for being sad or guilty for going through the grieving process. And there...