Tag: suicide

Knee-Knocking-Obedience

1 Corinthians 2:1When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2For I decided to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3I came to you…

Needing Reminders in No Mans Land

As I edit my devotional book, I find that sometimes I still need the reminders of four years ago. It has been a rough couple of days. God is still ahead of me, making my path straight. Find courage in God’s declaration that he…

From the Lions Mouth to Standing Firm in Faith

1 Peter 5: 7-9 Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9Resist him, standing firm in your faith and in the…

Creating New Memories

What do you do when you have few memories of your loved one?

Climbing Suicide’s Crag

But truth with gritty fingers . . .

What are Your Tags Showing: REDEEMED

John 19:19 Pilate also had a notice posted on the cross. It read: Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. “Your tag is showing.” The lady behind me whispered at church yesterday, as she tucked the sales tag into the back of my shirt….

Grander Views in the Middle of Pain

We all need grand view reminders, so that when life is at its hardest we see God is bigger and so capable of bringing us through.

Depression is not meant for the Church Coatroom

Believers sing the blues too.

When Trauma Has You Frozen, Pray

I encourage you, just as my friend took the reigns and led me through the dark moment, to find a purpose in your grief. Begin with prayer. Lift up the person, circumstance, or fear to God who loves you perfectly and can cast out all fear!

Lost to Suicide

Amid the fireworks,your little hand slipped into crowded adulthood, before your mind developed a sense of direction. Grasping anything to garner comfort, but fear is a poor companion. Absence begged me to give up on you . . . but, what mother can?  …

Just Another Day: Except it Isn’t

  Scripture: Lamentations 3:22 The LORD’S loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.24“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.”… Thoughts: How do you turn the page on the hardest days of your…

Loss Through the Eyes of a Child

John 3:16 For God so loved the world: He gave his one and only son, so that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life.   Daniel, age 10, asked if he could write for my post. So, I am honored…