Nothing But the Blood

As a little boy, Hans would sing this hymn in the back seat of the car, all the way to town (45 miles), at the top of his lungs. It contains all the theology a little boy needs to know. Big boys, too. Nothing But the Blood of Jesus Robert Lowry (1876) 1 What can …

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The Sting of Death

  As one who is allergic to bee venom, I have a real appreciation for this word “sting.” The sting of a hornet (yellow-jacket) has the potential to kill me and the only safe bee, for me, is a dead one, or one whose stinger has been removed. So when this corruptible shall have put …

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Letter To A Friend

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.  Romans 12:15 One of the things that ministered to me the most after Hans left us, was the genuine sorrow people shared with us.  It is a sweet joy when folks are brave enough to let me know Hans mattered to them, too.  …

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Re-Post: The Crux of the Matter

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 …

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Revised Post: Sure

Experiencing the wrenching pain of child loss has helped me to recognize more fully that most grieving people have an intense need for hope, for assurance that they will someday be reunited with their loved ones. Assurance and hope based on facts leads to peace and can take the edge off grief when it threatens …

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The Crux of the Matter

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 …

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Letter To A Friend

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.  Romans 12:15 One of the things that ministered to me the most after Hans left us, was the genuine sorrow people shared with us.  It is a sweet joy when folks are brave enough to let me know Hans mattered to them, too.  …

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“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: …

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