Left Behind by Suicide

Weep with those who weep. – Romans 12:15b

Over the past few weeks, several of my friends and loved ones have lost someone to suicide. Then yesterday I heard the news of designer Kate Spade‘s suicide. Every time I hear about someone losing a friend or loved one to suicide, my heart aches for them. That kind of loss brings a grief (more…)

Eight Reasons to Love Romans 8

The morning hadn’t started out well for me. In my distraction, I raced through my Bible reading time at breakfast, even though I happened to be in my favorite chapter, Romans 8. So I left my Bible at the table, opened it again and lunch and prayed, “Lord, speak to my heart through Your word.” And boy, did He.

Here are eight (more…)

Something Beautiful

And He who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”  – Revelation 21:5

I live in a part of the country that knows no seasons, so last week we traveled north to find fall. No, it wasn’t the New England vacation I longed to take, but it was the vacation I needed. And now you understand (more…)

Death Waits for No One

Truly I tell you, today you will be with Me in paradise. – Luke 23:43

It was another Sunday morning. As my husband parked, I looked down at my phone to check the time.

Instead my eyes fixed on a text. My precious aunt’s heart had failed, and she had gone to be with Jesus during the night.

How was I to respond? What (more…)

Maintaining Perspective

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. – Philippians 2:3-4

It stormed last night just as I was getting ready to leave for choir practice. If you’ve ever seen a Florida storm, (more…)