When a loved one dies, we think back on their life, on all they accomplished. And on the things they did not yet accomplish.
Philippians 1:6 is a beautiful verse. A promise. The work that God began in your loved one's life is not yet complete. He will bring it to completion at the Day of Christ.
I take great comfort in this truth.
My son accomplished many things in his twenty plus years. And yet he died way too soon for my liking. I know every one of his days was written in God's Book before one Read more [...]
All these people talking about saber rattling and nuke war. And I'm over here just breathing in and out and putting one foot in front of the other right now. It's work to get up and get dressed some days. Living one day at a time. Continuing to make progress knowing perfection is out of reach. I can't change what happened four years ago this weekend. I accept that. But I can determine my response to those events. I choose peace, joy, hope, and health. Praying I have the courage to Read more [...]
I have heard many bereaved parents say, "I'm afraid my child will be forgotten!"This is one reason so many parents start foundations and other charitable works in their child's name; they want their child's legacy to continue. They want their child to be remembered. Parents start safety programs in their child's name to help keep other children from dying the way theirs did. They donate to the hospital where their child was treated and have plaques posted with the Read more [...]
We need to get to know God.
Spend time studying His Word then apply it in our lives.
Pray. Worship. Talk with Him. Listen to Him.
Do you know the One True God?
We can find healing in our grief.
We find healing, hope, peace, and joy in the One True God.
Do you have eternal life? You can begin living eternally today.
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Today is the last February Favorite.
In November 2013, just a few months after The Accident. I wrote about a Moving Day.
"I have been helping my step-mom Evelyn organize and pack her household items the past few days. She is moving from the house my grandparents built back in 1932 to live with her sister in Denver. This is a very good thing for both of them. I am glad for her and her sister.
This is God’s plan for her in this time. But it is very hard for me...."
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Praying Scripture for Your Family and Friends introduced the idea of using Scripture in our prayers. In an article titled Praying as Paul Prayed, I touched on the topic of praying for our teens and adult children using the writing of Paul the Apostle.
A month or so later, I wrote about praying specifically for those who are grieving, PRAYING for your friends and family who are bereaved – specifically for those who have lost a child.
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In October of 2014, Ron had meetings in Memphis. The night before, I asked him where I would be during his meetings. "At the MEMPHIS ZOO!" He answered with a huge grin.
My husband knows that the Memphis Zoo is one of my all time favorite places, so he had planned for me to spend a lovely fall day wandering and watching animals. It was a surprise for me and I had a blast! I got to feed the giraffes and had a staring contest with a silverback gorilla. I watched the sea lion show and talked with Read more [...]