The most comforting news Scripture has for the sufferer is that where pain, grief, and hurt are, there is God. Instead of a panacea, our Lord offers His presence. One of the greatest promises in the Bible, which speaks to all our fears, is bound up in the very name of our Lord—Immanuel: "God with us." - Walter C Kaiser, Jr., Grief and Pain in the Plan of God: Christian Assurance and the Message … [Read More...]
This part of me that has been, until recently, un-touched with true grief. This new-found part of me aches with a horrible, empty pounding in my chest.
It is so hard to grasp — the reality that James is no longer on this earth.
He was just here to visit not long ago. I can picture him like it was yesterday; he sat at my dining room table while we played Settlers, played with the … [Read More...]
Beloved son. Cherished brother. Incredible friend.
Born in Artesia, California with golden hair you were known as a screamer. You quickly grew into a chubby-cheeked, very busy toddler and made your presence known in every crazy way.
You loved wearing your cowboy boots — even on a certain snowy day in your birthday suit. Though there was more than one James in your class; you were … [Read More...]
I ran another 5K a few weeks back. My son Kenneth has been begging to run one himself, since Chris and I both ran our first earlier this year.
I put it off this long because I wanted to be able to run a race prepared. Month after month passed and there we stood, 6 months later, no 5K ran. Since the weather is getting colder, I decided I better just choose one and go for it, or we'll be looking … [Read More...]