In my flesh shall I see God. Job 19:26 Mark the subject of Job’s devout anticipation “I shall see God.” He does not say, “I shall see the saints” – though doubtless that will be untold felicity – but, “I shall see God.” It is not – “I shall see the pearly gates, I…… Continue reading C.H. Spurgeon, Evening, January 10
“The plug had been pulled. And as the pain drained out the bottom of my soul, a holy hush took its place, filling me from the top and then running over, quenching my hot tears in an instant. This peace was cleaner than contentment and softer than happiness. I was in the arms of my…… Continue reading Revised Post: Thoughts on Psalm 55
Health and sickness, life and death–will always be in the hands of the Lord. When Believers Die. (John Newton’s Letters) When believers die–whatever the accident or the illness may be–they are only the means, but not properly the cause of their death. They die because the time has come when He who loves them best,…… Continue reading When Believers Die
“I do not know what the Lord has planned for us. I rest in the fact that He is God and He knows what He is doing. I began this journey without knowing all the twists and turns it may involve. But my Captain knows all. I do not need to fret or peer over…… Continue reading Re-Post: Empty Stalls, Empty Beds
You may have met her. That woman. The one who has an incurable health problem and has only months to live. The one whose husband has run off and shamed her. The one with the wayward teen. The one whose child died. You may have met her, that woman who is living your worst nightmare. I…… Continue reading That Woman
“We took the Christmas tree down the day after the crash, January 12, 2016 – Hans’ birthday. His twenty first birthday, which he celebrated in Heaven.” Click here to read the entire post.
Jesus Christ’s literal, actual, physical, bodily, resurrection is the very foundation of Christianity. Because Jesus rose from the dead, we have a guarantee of the future resurrection of all believers. That includes Hans. Click here to read the entire post.
In this interview there is special encouragement for women who have suffered sexual assault, for parents who have experienced child loss (segment three), and for anyone who has endured extreme trauma. Take a break and spend a few minutes with this refreshingly pleasant and amazing woman. Click here to watch video
Anger is destructive. It is a nasty weapon in the arsenal of the Destroyer. How’s it working for you? Does it not make you unbelievably tired? Wouldn’t you like to lay it down and walk away? Wouldn’t you like to replace it with something more productive, something more God-honoring? Wouldn’t you like to rest? Read…… Continue reading Revised Post: Angry At God
One of the things many 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…… Continue reading Re-post: Things Are Not What They Seem
Nothing whatever, whether great or small, can happen to a believer — without God’s ordering and permission. (J.C. Ryle, ‘The Gospel of Luke’ 1858) courtesy of gracegems.org ‘I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that can do no more. . . . Are not five sparrows sold for…… Continue reading Our Father’s Hand
Today, right this minute, the actual living Hans is not back there in the past. He is not here with me in my present except in my memories. Hans is in my future. Click here to read the whole thing.
Our Lord is good. He is merciful. He is faithful. Let’s thank Him. † 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Psalm 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 1 Chronicles…… Continue reading Give Thanks Unto the LORD