Category Archives: Death

When the storms hit…

Truths to carry and guide us in difficult times. Continue reading

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Nine things to know about widows

wise words of advice for those who care. Continue reading

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You will be resurrected

How final is death? Should we expect to be resurrected? Continue reading

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Inspired by a dear friend

At his memorial gathering, I summarized Mark’s life with seven vignettes that characterized my dear friend. Consider and be motivated by each one. Continue reading

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Responding to grief

Deep reflection on grief and grieving. Continue reading

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Desiring Heaven – now…

God’s Spirit in me is the cause of my desire for a world filled with the presence of God and absent the things his presence will remove. Continue reading

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A screaming room in every hospital

Unbelief doesn’t shout bewilderment at a personal God. It shouts at blind fate. Belief shouts at a faithful and loving Heavenly Father. Continue reading

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People in heaven prior to the resurrection

Life in heaven prior to the resurrection of our bodies. Continue reading

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Reality is earth and heaven

Do you live in reality? Do you like to keep it real? Is reality only the world of the five senses? Or, is there an unseen reality that matters enough to affect the way we live in this world? Continue reading

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A great song of worship

Take a moment out of your busy day and be encouraged through a great song of worship! Continue reading

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