Thank you, one and all, for praying for our big video recording session yesterday!
We got everything done we needed to and are now finished with all videotaping of the actual signing. We also enjoyed good fellowship together in the process; :deaf and hearing sharing in the work of the ministry, and in enjoying together the truths of God's Word.
You could only truly appreciate how clearly God took the helm in this if you knew for yourself the problems and glitches that hav
Please pray for what should be our final recording session tomorrow for the video ASL version of “Growing in Grace.”
Pray that none of our deaf signers will be hindered by illness or any other mishap; that all will go smoothly and we will be able to get everything done that we need to in the studio time we’ve been given.
Please pray most of all that God will bless the results so Deaf believers will be greatly enriched by the finished product.
“The gunfire around us makes it hard to hear. But the human voice is different from other sounds. It can be heard over noises that bury everything else.
Even when it’s not shouting.
Even if it’s just a whisper.
Even the lowest whisper can be heard— over armies . . .
when it’s telling the truth.”
— Edmund Zuwanie
(fictional character created by Martin Stellman and Brian Ward)
Another glimpse inside of those who suffer the deep tragedy of a very particular kind of loss.
I fear some of these posts I share may come off as a somewhat snarky jab at well-meaning others who are not members of that "elite" group (of bereaved parents).
I sincerely hope not. That's not my intention, really.
It's also not, by any means, a murmuring or complaint towards our gracious and merciful Heavenly Father.
I repeat once more my constant affirmation that "God is L
Homesick for Heaven
Levi Lusko writes about being "hardwired for Heaven” (“Through the Eyes of a Lion”).
I believe heavy affliction and tragedy is sometimes what it takes to make us really tune in to that.
The words, "this world is not my home," slide pretty easily off the tongue.
It's a little bit harder, and rarer, to let that be the way we speak with our lives.
"For our conversation IS in Heaven . . ." (Philippians 3:20) https://thelifeididntchoose.com/2018/11/16/hom
Today is the 6th anniversary of my mother's passing; Helen Catherine (Wade) Richards. Miss you, Mom. You'd absolutely adore the great-grandkids!
"Life and death; death and life -- right next to each other; there's just a hair between 'em!"
Quote from "Elizabethtown"
Our firstborn daughter's perspective on the newest addition to our family. We are so very excited about this tiny new life growing inside her, but her pregnancy brings complications because Carissa has a serious chronic condition called Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. "I did not want to be pregnant. But you're here now, and I want you more than I can find words to say.I didn't need to carry a baby inside me to be a mama, but I'm so honored to be yours.I didn't want to risk giv
Sherlock is concerned.
Deer are an extremely common sight here at our Lynchburg townhouse. Whole families stroll right into our front yard and loiter there frequently, just as caszh as can be, and stare at us, bemused, as we invade their personal space just long enough to make it out to our car.
Sherlock is always very excited to see them, and only the sharp tug of his leash and collar keeps him from answering the call of the wild and joining the herd.
They seem instinctiv
Remembering the service of Ernest H. Richards, Sr., during World War II, whose quick witted, little known act of valor saved the lives of several fellow sailors following a kamikaze attack on the naval destroyer, the U.S.S. Walke
This pretty much nails it for me. As far as what she expresses, I really could have written this myself.
Many, many thanks once again to so many of our FB friends, who have been exceptionally compassionate and understanding. Sharing this post just to continue to promote understanding, as day by day, others are joining the ranks of what this writer refers to as "loss parents."
(This is not to diminish anyone else's loss in any way; nor are we suggesting in any way that one p