Living Comforts

My nephew Michael has made an honest and valid request. My family has faced great tragedy again. My niece Cheryl, Michael’s younger sister, was killed early Sunday morning in a head on collision. She had just turned 34 last Wednesday. A few hours later, Michael’s...

To Pity The Afflicted

How do you comfort a grieving friend? As one who has given and received comfort in times of grief, I can tell you it was not what I thought it would be. It was so much more simple than I had ever imagined. What do I mean by that? Let’s look back at the life of Job for...

The Hopeless Sorrow Of The World

Mary Magdalene loved her Lord so much that she just had to see Him again. She had followed Peter and John back to the tomb. When she returned to the tomb she still believed He was dead and she wanted to locate His body. Her grief was so great; she missed seeing Jesus...

The Fires of Sorrow

Friedrich Nietzsche, noted philosopher, atheist, and God-hater, is attributed with saying, “What does not kill me, makes me stronger.” It is actually a paraphrase from “What does not kill him, makes him stronger,” from his work Ecce Homo. What is considered a deep...

Overwhelmed With Afflictions

How does one deal with the loss of a child, a spouse, a sibling, or a close friend? What does one do with all the grief that floods the soul in such a time? My prayer is that they turn to God and not from Him. When we lost Eddie in Iraq, because we had a personal...