Tag: death

Born From Grief

Birthed from the womb of your grave, I gasp my first breath of new life and cry out.  

God’s Gym: Working Out Depression

  Suicide doesn’t water down my faith with flowery prose about God. I take my doubts to the mat and wrestle with who I believe Him to be. Depression is the resistance between my will and Yours being done. Sacrifice, daily dripping with sweat,…

An Earthquaked Soul

No words, just erupted scream– an earthquaked soul in the crumbled devastation of a child “deceased”. And with equal force the Spirit pushed back against caving walls of motherhood. Opening resurrection doors to the Father’s will that no temporary grave consumes. Building fortified love…

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…

Standing Between the Grave and Resurrection

John 20:11But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13They…

Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 34“Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” 35“Who has ever given to…

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…

Attacked, but Not Powerless

1 Corinthians 16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. (ESV) Just ran into a friend fresh in the process of grieving the death of her newborn grandson. She relayed that the enemy was attacking her in the midst…

Delivered from the Dead Life

Romans 8: 9You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.10But if Christ is in you, although the body…

“To Lie Passive in His Hands.”

“For so he giveth his beloved sleep.” — Psalm 127:2 In my last post I spoke of not striving, but abiding in Christ for what I lack. I may sit here a while, as the Lord seems to have something for me here.  Today…

The Frangrence of Triumph

2 Corinthians 2:14But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. 15For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being…

Life Springing from Death

Fall is my favorite season, and as I walked through the woods I was reminded of why. It isn’t just the fall colors, or the cool nip in the air that revive and remind me of the divine. It is that even in death,…