Category Archives: Family

Death: Better Than Oscar Night

Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” Revelation 14:13 … Continue reading

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Fear – in Reality – Unlock God’s Truth

Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Don’t tremble with fear. I am your God. I will make you strong, as I protect you with my arm and give you victories. Isaiah 41:10 (CEV) I received a card today from … Continue reading

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The Journey Continues

Today a wife, three children & their spouses & children are attending the funeral of the man they love. Their love is not in the past tense. It never will be. My friend, Dr David Alan Black, does not know … Continue reading

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Where is Jesus in a Suicide?

I do not presume to know the hearts of people who are navigating a journey of grief after the death of a loved one who chose suicide. But I know several people who are walking this path and I have … Continue reading

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A Good Book to Read

To-the-point, practical books which help people in their grief journey are not plentiful. Books which help the supporters of people in their grief journey are also not plentiful. The third truism in this prologue to my recommendation is that different … Continue reading

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From My Editing Desk: The Caregiver’s Beatitudes by Robert Martin

The past two weeks have been an “industrial strength” blessing and is one of the reasons why I love this new career of publishing that God brought me into ten years ago. My previous career was as a Registered Nurse … Continue reading

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Just the Way Families Are

I have been mulling today. For good or not, Facebook gives a glimpse into people’s lives. And today I was pondering how raising children has changed but still stays the same. I think the biggest change from my parents’ generation … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day – Jesus’ Conclusion

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing near by, he said to his mother, “Dear … Continue reading

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The Wonderful, Godly Reality of Love and Marriage

I have recently heard the joyous news of engagements and marriages from several couples. As I pray for them and think about how they are starting new seasons in their lives, I cannot help but consider the last 40 years. … Continue reading

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Just Enough of God

“…if you want to know the Bible, there is no quick plan, no shortcuts, no easy osmosis method. You need to spend time with it. Prayerfully examine your priorities. If you are a parent, consider what you want to teach … Continue reading

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