Things Are Not What They Seem

One of the things bereaved parents would like you to know is this:  Even though they may seem pretty together and functional; even though they smile, though perhaps not very brightly and not for very long; and even though it seems like they are moving on with life, there are many, many things going on…… Continue reading Things Are Not What They Seem

This Evening’s Meditation – C. H. Spurgeon

O death! why dost thou touch the tree beneath whose spreading branches weariness hath rest? Why dost thou snatch away the excellent of the earth, in whom is all our delight? If thou must use thine axe, use it upon the trees which yield no fruit; thou mightest be thanked then. But why wilt thou…… Continue reading This Evening’s Meditation – C. H. Spurgeon

Looking Forward

It would easy to spend all my time preoccupied with the past. The way it was. Looking at – no examining – old photographs.  Studying, not just the image of our son, but the background, too.  Everyday scenery that has not changed but is so totally different now.  Trying to find the what-ifs casually arranged…… Continue reading Looking Forward

Eight Reasons Why I Will Not See a Psychic Medium

I know. It hurts. You want to see your child, to hear his voice, to know he is well and happy. But you cannot. And you just miss him so terribly much. And the pain. The pain is just too much sometimes… I kind of don’t want to write this post because it covers a…… Continue reading Eight Reasons Why I Will Not See a Psychic Medium

Thoughts on Psalm 55

My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.  Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.  Psalm 55:4,5 This is Not Happening… The men from our church placed two spruce poles across the open grave, the hole in the frozen ground where they intended…… Continue reading Thoughts on Psalm 55

“I’ll Be Right Back”

“Christ’s resurrection is a promise of victory over death and the grave for all who know Jesus as Lord and Savior.” The other night in prayer meeting, we were taking turns reading scripture.  We went around the group a couple of times and when my turn came again, I was asked to read John 11:25-26:…… Continue reading “I’ll Be Right Back”

Thoughts on Psalm 84

PSALM 84 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. 1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! Hans was happy at home.  He loved this place, our little log house – our little tabernacle in the woods; the land, the creek, the surrounding fields and forests.  And…… Continue reading Thoughts on Psalm 84

Time. The Enemy?

Death is not the enemy, for it has been conquered by the Lord Jesus Christ.  He rose the third day, defeating death forever.  Death cannot keep me from Hans.  No, death will reunite me with him. And distance is not the real enemy, either.  Hans’ body, though inanimate, is here with us at home, buried…… Continue reading Time. The Enemy?