Faith must have as its object something bigger than self. Bigger than anyone or anything. Faith must trust in something bigger than death. There is no point in having a lot of faith in something little. Click here to read the whole thing.
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 link. I think I can promise you will be encouraged.
"Herod could not kill Him; Satan could not seduce Him; death could not destroy Him; the grave could not hold Him." Click here to read the entire post.
"Last year’s Christmas tree day - which was a few weeks before Hans left us for Heaven - as I prayed for my family, I had an awareness that the coming year could possibly hold a special challenge for us. I felt a little apprehensive, but … well, you know how mothers are, we always … Continue reading Re-post: Christmas Prayer
Religion can mean different things to different people. I do not consider myself to be a religious person. I am a Christian. A Believer. A Bible Believer. I might even be a Baptist. I go to church every week to worship and hear the Word of God preached. But I would not refer to myself … Continue reading Why Religion Doesn’t Help
"What if all this stuff about Heaven and Hell is true? What if I have no reason to believe my child knew anything about Jesus. What if I failed to tell my child the most important thing in all the world? What if my child is now eternally lost? How can I ever live with … Continue reading Revised Post: Not 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 … Continue reading Revised Post: Sure
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
"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”
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