A general plea to all, in view of the fact that we will, everyone of us, encounter broken, hurting, grieving people in the normal course of life.
A respected friend and fellow bereaved parent reminded me recently how very easy it is for us to adopt a "walk by on the other side of the road" policy when we are face to face with another's pain (Luke 10:30-36).
But the Bible says:
"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ" -- Galatians 6:2 https://thelif
This short little clip is SO very insightful and helpful if you want to learn how to show true empathy for those who are grieving (it's not Holy Scripture, mind you, but it is the voice of personal experience and good sense). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2qZw5xcQRUG0L1bYfOP3CLrUrSNriMkf1B3EQuqGyqhb-OHWZ3GIkalOY
I'm very serious when I say I would appreciate PRAYER, please, that the Lord would supernaturally enable me to learn American Sign Language (ASL).
It's harder than I imagined, I'm older than I ever thought possible, and I have less time and energy than I keep expecting due to just the unpredictableness of our lives.
In our amazing Deaf Church each week, with deaf individuals side by side with professional hearing interpreters and young ASL majors from Liberty University, I
“I have moved from Grace if I have the slightest doubt or hesitation about my Father’s love for me. I shall then be saying, “I am unhappy, because I am not what I should like to be.” But this is assuredly not the question: the real question is, whether the Father is what we should like Him to be; whether the Lord Jesus is all we could wish. If the consciousness of what we are, of what we find in ourselves, has any other effect than, while it humbles us, to increase our love o
Something my dog and my grandson have in common:
They both have trouble with the concept of "Later . . ."
"No treat right now, Sherlock ; I'll give you your dog cookie LATER."
"Zayde has to work right now, Aiott; I will play Z-cars (short for "Zayde cars") with you LATER."
They want their perks NOW, and no delay.
I can get frustrated at the sadness and frustration THEY experience, because they don't have a clear grasp of the concept of "Delayed (or Deferred) Gratificati
"This world is meant to break your heart." That's what it said.
The still, small voice that spoke to me, half warning, half chiding (though lovingly and endearingly)
It said so even as I gazed spellbound into my grandaughter's eyes, and they gazed back, inquisitive and amused at her funny, furry protector. And that wave of euphoria welled up in me as I imagined she was adoring her Zayde as much as he was adoring her.
Absolutely enthralled with those eyes.
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth” (III John 4). One of the greatest joys of my life is to hear the voice of the Lord Jesus speaking through the heart of my daughter, Carissa Joy and son-in-law, B.J.
I remember the thrill when I first began to realize how spiritually attuned she was at a young age, and it has matured so beautifully, especially through the fires of affliction over the past couple years.
She has blossomed far beyond what I ev
I believe Melanie brings up a very crucial and timely question here -- one that I think should be contemplated by every believer in Jesus Christ.
I recommend reading this, especially in the face of recent sorrowful losses in the family of faith. https://thelifeididntchoose.com/2016/04/08/the-problem-of-unanswered-prayer/?fbclid=IwAR1SXz42tSOuSpcvw9w4AZMu0qKOYHPH8dlmiX1UeLmj3iNto-vVMtJhgis