The Death of an Innocent One

For Christ died for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit. – 1 Peter 3:18

Over the 16 years we have lived in our house, some of the wildlife on our property has come to view us as part of the landscape. Gary Cooper, (more…)

Idolizing Your Heartache

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:13-14

I’ve been through a lot in my life – childhood abuse, abandonment, seeing loved (more…)

Enduring Love

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. – 1 Thessalonians 4:13

Mom H. loved me. It was a choice she made when I was a sullen 10-year-old who refused to make friends. She didn’t know I had erected a wall (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…)