Our Standing Before God

A sweet friend reminded me tonight… Our loved ones who died…No matter the cause of their death. Whether natural, accident, murder, or suicide. No matter their age. Whether young or old…They have the same standing before God – they are in His presence living eternally – if they believed.  “For it is by grace you…

Addiction 

I just heard about a woman I care about “going back out”. This time it resulted in her death. She loved Jesus and tried to get sober many times. But the addiction won this time.  I hate addiction. I hate what it does to people I love and care for deeply. I hate what it…

Not as Strong as I Look

Melanie is a bereaved mom and fellow member of While We’re Waiting. She’s also a contributing blogger to huffpost.com, a publication that recently invited me to contribute. Her writing is beautiful and she says much of what I feel.  Maybe I’ll stop writing and simply reblog her articles each day.  No matter how tightly I…

I Will Keep Singing

Many of parents stop going to church or change churches in the weeks or months after our child died.  One blogger I follow did that. Then this week she went to church…for the first time in long while. Her story of what happened is beautiful. It’s worth a read.  I pray it will encourage each…