Lately, it seems as though I hear about another person having cancer every other day, and age, gender, and lifestyle are inconsequential. For us, it has hit very close to home on several fronts, and, to be quite honest, it’s very unnerving. Will I be next? Can I do anything to prevent it from happening … More The Indiscriminate Killer
Death—what a horrible thing! We all must face it, and most will stand by a loved one as he or she walks through it. … More Jacob’s Ladder Reached Down Tonight
Last night, my husband had a really bad headache. He does get migraines, but this was different–just a bad headache. It started at supper and he took a pill. Later, after picking up kids in the church van, leading Wednesday night prayer meeting and taking kids home, we were watching some TV when I looked … More Why not me?
This might sound like an oxymoronic statement, but let me explain. Think about JFK. What do you picture? A man in his eighties or a man in his prime? That youthful face will always be remembered because of his untimely death. Even our Savior is never pictured as an older man because His substitutionary death took … More Death—the great preserver!
Several years ago, there was a pastor who was having difficulties in his ministry—so much so, that he was moving to another ministry. At that particular time, we were at a highpoint in our ministry. I remember one of our children saying, “How can they be so excited about leaving? I’d die if we had … More Ready to Die? Really?
Our lives are ordered by the Lord, and He does this through people and circumstances which He sends our way. This week has been a flurry of activity in a kaleidoscope of directions, which is probably true for most of us; however, dealing with death does not drop into the schedule every week. A dear … More Your Living Legacy
Last night was another one of those nights when I dream that I died. It seems to be a reoccurring dream, and not one that I enjoy! It’s not that I’m afraid of dying, I can say that I’m 100% sure that I’m going to heaven. You may say, “Wow! How can you be so sure?” … More The Dream of Death
So, I’m heading east on Route 973, a beautiful drive through the countryside, noticing how all the fields are steaming. After two days of snow (eight inches in some areas), we’ve enjoyed some beautiful sights, albeit strange: like snow on the ground in the mountains, and subtle bright green leaves on the trees – a beautiful … More Absolute Surrender
This morning I received the very sad news of a college friend’s death. She had been battling cancer, and left behind her husband and two teen sons. How tragic! She had accomplished so much in her lifetime; I always felt intimidated by her success. Now, she’s gone – I can’t seem to comprehend it. How … More Life and Death