Barnabas Award

Thank you to Matt at for nominating YouCanTrustHim for the Barnabas Award. Matt’s blog has something for just about everyone: lessons in ESL, his experiences living with celiac disease (including some good food articles), fictional short stories, and more. So, here we go… You have been chosen for this recognition because of the encouragement…… Continue reading Barnabas Award

A Perfect Picture of Death and the Christian

Originally posted on
By David Ettinger A Pleasant Surprise As I was reading the Book of Numbers, I was pleasantly surprised by an insight the Lord gave me. It concerned the death of Aaron, Israel’s first high priest. The account reads this way: … the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Aaron will…

Hold My Hand While We Limp to Jerusalem

Originally posted on Commissioned by Him:
NOTE: This post is much longer than any of my other posts. However, for ease of access, I am providing it here at the request of several people. For a printable pdf version, please scroll to the end of the post. The blessing of Christian fellowship is a wonderful…

In Heaven, Will You Remember Unsaved Loved Ones?

“Regarding the issue of your loved ones who will not be in Heaven, you need to take God at His Word and trust that when the time comes for you to join Him, He will see to it that you are filled with an eternity’s worth of inexpressible joy.” God’s wisdom and truth from the…… Continue reading In Heaven, Will You Remember Unsaved Loved Ones?

The Great Temptation

Originally posted on My Journey Through:
“Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation,…

Helping Your Grieving Friend

Originally posted on Listening to Him:
Timewise I’ve really only just begun this painful journey of deep grief, but I’ve already learned a number of significant lessons.  I’m sharing some here both for future reference for myself, and in hopes that they might be helpful to others walking alongside grieving friends. I dislike the ever…

What is the Harvest of Tears?

Originally posted on Boxx Banter:
Photo credit belongs to ? My friend Melanie recently published a blogpost based upon Psalm 126:5-6, which reads,? 5 Those who walk the fields to sow, casting their seed in tears, ? ? will one day tread those same long rows, amazed by what’s appeared. 6 Those who weep…

Grief and Grace:What I Need from Friends and Family

Originally posted on thelifeididntchoose:
You cannot possibly know that scented soap takes me back to my son’s apartment in an instant. You weren’t there when I cleaned it for the last time, boxed up the contents under the sink and wiped the beautiful, greasy hand prints off the shower wall.  He had worked on a…