Author Archives: David

“To feel pity…is almost an insult.”

“To feel pity for anyone so magnificently brave as Joy is almost an insult.”  W. H. Lewis (Warnie) wrote this concerning Joy Davidman on the occasion of her marriage to C. S. Lewis. The marriage took place in Joy’s hospital … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood Cancer, Suffering and Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Elf, A Lesson in Faith and God

My wife and I took a trip this past Thanksgiving. In a hotel I turned on the television. The movie Elf was playing. This movie has become a Christmas classic for many. I watched. Had some laughs. Santa Claus getting stuck … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Faith, God, Grace, Sovereignty of God | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Psalm 10, The Arrogance of Pediatric Cancer

“Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? When times of trouble stubbornly persist, the heart of the faithful cries out as it appears God is far off. In his arrogance … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, God, Grief and Faith, Hope, Love of God, Psalms, Sovereignty of God, Suffering and Faith | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ten Years Ago—Remembering, Loving, and Missing our Grandson

Ten years ago today our daughter called. “Come to the hospital.” Her son, our grandson, Sully, was nearing the end of his life at the age of fifteen months. We spent the day, family, friends, hospital staff, saying “good bye”, … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood Cancer, Grief and Faith, Hope, Suffering and Faith | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

On This Independence Day God Knows I Love My Country

Consider the new song of praise sung to Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Discipleship, Faith, Kingdom of God, Life in Christ | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

To Please My Father

Jesus described his relationship with his Father. “The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him” (John 8:29). My father was skilled in all things carpentry, plumbing, electrical, … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Faith and Works, Family, God, Humility, Love, Parenting, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Father’s Blessing

Isaac called his son Esau to come to him. Old, sensing his life was fading, this father said to his son, “Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I … Continue reading

Posted in Eternal life, Faith, Family, Grace, Grief and Faith, Heaven, Hope, Life in Christ, Love, Parenting, Suffering and Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment