Grief Sucks but God Restores Hope

It’s been 15 days since I got the news. My sister Suz passed away at 4:00 a.m. on a Thursday morning. I hate that phrase, “passed away.” It makes it sound like she floated off in a gondola across the sea. She died. Why do we shroud death in such wishy-washy language? I never wentContinue reading “Grief Sucks but God Restores Hope”

Has God Given Up on You?

“If we are unfaithful,    he remains faithful,    for he cannot deny who he is.”  2 Timothy 2:13, NLT There can be times of a great despair; when sin or sickness is definitely in the spotlight. Losing hope is an easy response for mere mortals like us. There can be a place where the darkness won’t lift; andContinue reading “Has God Given Up on You?”

Being Very, Very Sick

“So Miriam was kept outside the camp for seven days, and the people waited until she was brought back before they traveled again.” Numbers 12:15 To be numbered as the one of chronically ill often can mean awful frustration. We can’t do what we want, we are ‘trapped’ by a disease we never asked for,Continue reading “Being Very, Very Sick”

Contemplating Suicide Is Not Selfish

Sept. 10,  is World Suicide Prevention Day. Why there is but a single day of the year devoted to preventing suicide, I do not know. We should endeavor every day to provide the hope the hopeless need to get them through the pain that leads to suicide. Often we hear it said that those who killContinue reading “Contemplating Suicide Is Not Selfish”