I asked the Lord what I should write about today. Then I opened my Bible and here's what He said: Tell of His Wonderful Works! 1O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. 2Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous … Continue reading Thoughts on Psalm 105:1-5
Hans took this picture while standing pretty much at the edge of a cliff overlooking Cook Inlet. That's his shadow in the lower right corner. He made a point of showing me this picture (smiling), knowing I would experience significant after-the-fact-terror. Despite the photo, faith is not a leap off a cliff. It is a … Continue reading What is This Thing Called Faith?
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) Hebrews 10:23
Most of the animals we keep were acquired when our children were young. Our oldest animal, a goat (The Old Lady), died at the ripe old age of eleven just a few months after Hans left us. She was one of our original breeding stock and was a sensible and reliable animal. But one day … Continue reading Empty Stalls, Empty Beds
This article recounts the sad scene of the funeral of an African child. Her thoughts on this cause her to meditate on Revelation Chapter 21, Verse 4: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: … Continue reading No More Sorrow by Miss Mary Slessor
"Joy and sorrow. For me these two concepts are now inextricably linked. I used to think they were emotions, on extreme ends of a spectrum, that could not be experienced at the same time. I did not know joy and sorrow could be joined together in a hurting heart, each intensifying the other. I know … Continue reading Joy and Sorrow United
"Are you angry at God because you are suffering, or your child has suffered, and God does not seem to care? Are you angry because you have been robbed of your only child and God did not intervene? Are you angry because there is no justice: the murderer goes free, the drug pusher goes … Continue reading Angry at God
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Without the Resurrection, if Jesus did not rise bodily from the dead, then our departed son is also dead, just dead - and the whole churchy Bible thing is a bogus fabrication. Without a living Jesus, Hans is GONE. If Jesus is not alive, then I have believed a lie and will never see our … Continue reading The Crux of the Matter