If We Could Hear Them Singing

BELLS ACROSS THE SNOWO Christmas, merry Christmas,Is it really come again,With its memories and greetings,With its joy and with its pain!There’s a minor in the carolAnd a shadow in the light,And a spray of cypress twiningWith the holly wreath tonight.And the hush is never brokenBy laughter light and low,As we listen in the starlightTo the…… Continue reading If We Could Hear Them Singing

Revised Post: Angry At God

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

Re-post: Things Are Not What They Seem

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

No More Sorrow by Miss Mary Slessor

Published in the Women’s Missionary Magazine [July 1908] Dundee City Archives  http://womenofchristianity.com/no-more-sorrow-by-miss-slessor/  This article recounts the sad scene of the funeral of an African child. Her thoughts on this cause her to meditate on Revelation Chapter 21, Verse 4: We have to start early for the services on Sabbath morning, as we go far over…… Continue reading No More Sorrow by Miss Mary Slessor

Angry At God

Anger.  We have all experienced it.  For some it is a burning, churning, table-pounding rage.   For others, it is more of a low-grade infection that burrows deep into the heart.  It simmers on the back burner of the mind giving off an unpleasant aroma, occasionally boiling over and making an unsightly mess. For a variety…… Continue reading Angry At God

Things Are Not What They Seem

One of the things 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 on…… Continue reading Things Are Not What They Seem

Blind-sided at Sears

Walking through Sears department store the other day, I passed by the boys’ and then the men’s department while calmly experiencing all the expected memories: the packages of socks, the work pants, the plaid shirts, the dress shirts. My mind drifted back to the time, years ago, when Hans and his dad spent several hours…… Continue reading Blind-sided at Sears

Mama

“If you have ever gazed upon your child’s lifeless body and tried to will it back to life with the force of your love, then you know what it is to have your heart pierced.  No, not pierced… Demolished.” In the 1948 movie “I Remember Mama,” there is a sequence where the youngest child needs…… Continue reading Mama

Cleaning House

NOTE: The following was written some time ago on a rather difficult day.  I needed to get this out of my heart and onto paper.  I wasn’t going to publish it.  But maybe it will help someone.  It’s pretty raw, but here it is… Why I Do Not Want to Move On. Why I Do…… Continue reading Cleaning House