Category: death

Valley of the Shadow of Death

(A post from the first days after putting Jonathan in the ground.) Day 5 Psalms 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they…

Hearing God in the Silence of Grief

Romans 8:31What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously…

I Have Never Been Stranded on Mars, but if I were . . .

“At some point, everything’s gonna go south on you and you’re going to say, this is it. This is how I end. Now you can either accept that, or you can get to work. That’s all it is. You just begin. You do the…

Immature Plans:Trusting the plan of Salvation

John 2:4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.” Matthew 8:And behold, they cried out saying, “What to us and to you Son of God? Have You come here to torment…

Death Touched Butterfly

Cocooned, your wings folded into cramped quarters of fragile purpose. Too young–death has touched you. ripped your still forming chrysalis forced your eyes open to the dust of humanity. So you hide deep within safety, questioning the wisdom of God. Why did he mold you…

Not My Will But Yours Be Done: Learning to accept God’s Sovereignty

John 19:26When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” From that hour the disciple took her into his own household….

A Little Closer to Death

Short visit among the gray stones of remembering Words emptied when you sunk into the earth Silence our new conversation. In the quiet bosom of your death the throbbing heartbeat of creation draws my attention away from you and I watch life flit like spirits dancing…

Giving Impossible Circumstances to the God of Possibilites

Edgar Allen Poe dug up Annabel Lee . . . or so the ghost tour guide in Charleston, South Carolina wanted us to believe. Often times we take bits of truth such as, Poe wrote a lot about dying women and he is shrouded in mystery and blow…

Depression, my Jericho Wall: How do I defeat my enemy?

Joshua 5:13 When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our…

Jesus Redefined Death with His Beautiful Blood

Today was all about death . . .okay not exactly. God was revealing his active role in my circumstances, through worship . I heard the song Beautiful Blood by Kutless for the first time this morning and I cocked my head in disbelief. The…

Hope Snuggled Beneath Death (Haiku)

Snowflakes sooth my soul, While silent seeds of spring drink –Snuggled beneath death.

I Don’t Need Fifty Shades Of Grey: Just Give Me One-Of-A-Kind Black And White Love

I have had enough shades of grey in my life, it has left me lost, confused, afraid, and depressed. Seems to me that our world keeps trying to sell us cheap grey imitations of love when what we crave is black and white love! I have…