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?
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. … Continue reading Letter To A Friend
Dear Grieving, Believing Parent: This hymn never fails to lift my spirit and I can't wait to sing it with all the saints in glory. Take a few minutes' break from your day to view the video below. I think I can promise you will be encouraged. With God's help, let's train ourselves to keep … Continue reading When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
"If Christ did not come out of that tomb alive, if the resurrection is not a historical fact, we have nothing, and our faith is a cruel delusion." 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, … Continue reading “I’ll Be Right Back”
HE CAME from the bosom of the Father to the bosom of a woman. He became Son of man that we might become sons of God. He came from heaven where the rivers never freeze, winds never blow, frosts never chill the air, flowers never fade and no one is ever sick – no undertakers … Continue reading The Incomparable Christ
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 At Christmas time each year, Manfred always takes the children off into the woods … Continue reading Christmas Prayer
"… I am quite certain I will see Hans again." Our son, Hans, like all of us, had his faults. He was a sinner, as we all are. Romans 3:23 1 John 1:8 Romans 3:10 However, Hans was saved - he was a Christian - one who has placed his trust in Jesus Christ alone … Continue reading Not Sure
By now, if you have read a few posts here, it is apparent that I am quite certain I will see Hans again. Heaven is a real place. My son is there. I am sure of this as a person can be. Experiencing the wrenching pain of losing a child has helped me to recognize … Continue reading Sure