Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2012
in Emotional, Reviews, Spiritual, Values
Who will we trust in the calamities of life?
As I read Torn by Jud Wilhite I kept having a song running through my head. Perhaps most of the audience this book might attract will not know the 90s band Soundgarden, but “Fell On Black Days” played through my mind on repeat.
“Fell On Black Days“
Whatsoever I’ve feared has
Come to life
Whatsoever I’ve fought off
Became my life
Just when everyday
Seemed to greet
Me with a smile
Sunspots have faded
And now I’m doing time
Cause I fell on
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2011
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual
Today is Good Friday. It’s a day of sorrow and celebration. A day of sadness and comfort.
Here are Five Key Beliefs To Get You Through A Loss that have helped me and helped others as they grieve.
You will survive
You have a right to grieve
You don’t have to go it alone
God is good
Love never goes to waste
Good Friday is a day I feel grateful; grateful that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for my sins. Below are some verses of Scripture to meditate on this Good Friday that help me feel grateful:
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Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011
in Emotional, Relational, Spiritual
I raced home from TreeHouse last night excited to see my wife. Amy had been gone to see family for more than I week. I couldn’t get home fast enough.
I was, and am, thrilled to see her, but other news tempered my mood.
When I arrived I was shocked by the sudden and tragic death of Brianna Van Asch and then two hours later my friend Kari Mathisen asked if I would support her family as her great aunt passed. That news followed a week in which so many people around me grieved the loss of Abby and Michael the victims of a murder-suicide known locally as the “Festival Foods Murders”.