Tag Archives: Hope

Out of the Depths of My Suffering

Recently I was reminded how the musical arrangement of a hymn can influence the interpretation of the story and of the message of the hymn. The words of the old hymn “My Jesus, I Love Thee” were probably written in … Continue reading

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Sully’s Birthday and Trusting God, Part One

Our grandson Sully’s tenth birthday was this past Monday. The ninth birthday we celebrated and remembered his life without his physical presence. So much love for Sully, his parents, and his siblings was poured out this year. Many donated toys … Continue reading

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“You give and take away.”

We were worshiping God. Christians were singing. Some were clapping hands with the rhythm. I do not remember being struck by the words before, yet this morning the words of the song struck my heart. “You give and take away. … Continue reading

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Faith Struggling with God–Psalm 44

“All this happened to us, though we had not forgotten you or been false to your covenant.” This psalm is one of those texts that gives pause. The psalmist is asking why. His nation has known victories over its enemies. … Continue reading

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Among The Tales of Sorrow

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Our grandson Sully died at age fifteen months after a thirteen month battle against leukemia. Sully is on my heart and mind daily. Like Sully the children I see weekly at St. Jude Children’s … Continue reading

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Remembering Dad on Father’s Day 2016

“It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It’s what you leave behind you when you go” (“Three Wooden Crosses”). My father was a small man with a large heart. His heart held a deep faith. … Continue reading

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“Keep Loving Jesus”–Celebrating My Mother’s Life

I spoke at my mother’s funeral on June 4. A cousin, who was not able to be with us, requested I send her a copy of my message. I decided to do so by posting the message below. Reading it … Continue reading

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