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…… Continue reading The Sting of Death

Resurrection Hope – Streams in the Desert 4/14

It was “very early in the morning” while “it was yet dark,” that Jesus rose from the dead. Not the sun, but only the morning-star shone upon His opening tomb. The shadows had not fled, the citizens of Jerusalem had not awaked. It was still night–the hour of sleep and darkness, when He arose. Nor…… Continue reading Resurrection Hope – Streams in the Desert 4/14

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…… Continue reading Revised Post: Sure

Revised Post: Called

“I do not believe in accidents. If I thought the crash was “just an accident”, a freak chance event, I might just lose myself in despair, in the pointlessness of it.   It would take an impossible amount of faith for me to believe the crash was an accident.  The precision of the timing and logistics…… Continue reading Revised Post: Called

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. …… Continue reading Letter To A Friend

“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:…… Continue reading “I’ll Be Right Back”