Musings

What to say and what not to say to those grieving

For a number of years I struggled to know what to say at funerals, particularly in receiving lines. I actually wrote a poem entitled, when words are shallow, because of that struggle. As we have gone through the passing of my mother it has been interesting to experience and observe how uncomfortable we as believers …

Musings, Prayer

Encouraging Words, part 2

Between Facebook, texts, emails and cards we have received countless encouraging words since my mother entered the presence of the Lord. Encouragement from those with whom I grew up in Guatemala. Encouragement from those from different churches and institutions we have been connected to. Encouragement from those whom my mother prayed for on multiple continents. …

Calendar, Easter, Jesus Christ

Preparing for Easter

Resources to help you proactively remembers Jesus Christ’s cross-work and celebrating His resurrection and exaltation. I’m including many excellent resources, don’t feel overwhelmed—pick one and use it to prepare your mind, heart and soul for an encounter with God, to overflow with thanksgiving and develop greater anticipated certainty (hope). Within each section they are listed …