Category Archive: Grief

Haunting Verses of the Bible III: Forgiveness

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your… Continue reading

“Why Doesn’t God Make Life Easier?”

This question was asked of me recently by a dear friend whose godfather committed suicide. My friend–like many of us!–is genuinely trying to sort through the intense pain/hardship/suffering that characterizes life on earth.… Continue reading

“The Crushed Grape Produces the Choicest Wine”

(quote in title is from unknown source) Please notice this brilliant gem of God in verse 12 of the passage below (Exodus 1:11-14 NLT): “So the Egyptians made the Israelites their slaves. They… Continue reading

“And She Was No Longer Sad…”

In 1 Samuel 1:6-18 NLT (please click HERE for the full passage), we see Hannah inconsolable in her grief as she mourns for a child she has yet to conceive, as she endures… Continue reading

God’s Blueprint for Surviving Anything…

Notice the title is not, “God’s Blueprint for Making Problems Disappear.” God sometimes calms the storm, but He often chooses to carry you THROUGH the storm. Psalm 71:19-22 Your righteousness, O God, reaches… Continue reading

Some Humble Thoughts On the Newtown, Connecticut Tragedy…

Dearest Loved Ones~ . I have no idea regarding/no understanding of the pain being experienced by those who lost family and friends in the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Furthermore, the following thoughts… Continue reading

Some Thoughts On Loving Those Who Are Deeply Hurting…

Some Thoughts On Loving Those Who Are Deeply Hurting   1. Love them like the Biblical Job’s friends did at first—BEFORE they opened their big mouths (please click on verses to see Job… Continue reading

The Wait Of God…

  “Wait for the LORD. Be strong, and take heart, and wait for the LORD” (Psalm 27:14 NIV). “If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I… Continue reading

(Hopefully) Comforting Thoughts In the Face of Death…

Officiated the interment ceremony of a dear saint recently, a beloved 88 year old prayer warrior who endured the death of both her husbands and almost single-handedly raised her five children. As I… Continue reading

Not On My Watch…

I wept today… I wept over the Church—Jesus’ Church—for veering off the Way and taking the scenic route to heaven. I wept because I have forgotten my role, been distracted from my small… Continue reading