Tag Archives: Loss

Journey into the Fire of Surrender

Journey into the Fire of Surrender

For He will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. — Malachi 3:2-3 The embers glowed as the blacksmith stoked the fire. One callused hand held a piece of metal to

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God’s Gift of Laughter

No, You Did Laugh The finest snippets of life are those in which laughter is at the core — events meaningful enough to be etched into our brains. Such times bring deep healing and shape who we become. They’re the kind we frame and display in a place of prominence, the ones we bring up

Love Everybody Always | Bob Goff

Enlarge Your Soul through Grief and Loss

Enlarge Your Soul through Grief and Loss Loss is a place where self-knowledge and powerful transformation can happen. Paying attention to our losses enlarges our souls — when we pour them out before the Lord (see Psalm 62:8) and participate in what God wants to do in us. We all face many “deaths” within our

Through a Season of Grief Where Is the Hope?

Editor’s note: Jesus didn’t tell us that we might have trouble, could go through heartbreak, and should be shocked if we ever surprisingly endure sudden loss and bereavement. He told us that in this world we will have trouble. Because of that, even as Christians, we experience grief and sadness. If you’re there today, you

Jesus’ Tears Give You Permission to Shed Your Own

Martha sat in a damp world, cloudy, tearful. And Jesus sat in it with her. I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in Me, even though they die like everyone else, will live again. — John 11:25 NLT Hear those words in a Superman tone, if you like. Clark Kent descending from

Our Love Note to God

 Editor’s Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday featuring Devotionals Daily audio devotions. Enjoy reading as well as listening to your devotional today from And Still She Laughs by Kate Merrick. Our Love Note to God Faith is a peculiar thing. “Have faith,” people say when they’re hoping it rains. “Have faith,” they say when

Ordinary Holiness

  I attended a funeral recently for my close friend Debi’s dad. Few people look forward to attending funerals. The sadness, the loss, the reality that they can no longer be with their loved one. This funeral, however, was filled with moments of ordinary holiness. I witnessed, through the pictures, the presentation, and the words

What We Suffer Now: An ex-NFL Wife’s Perspective

Unless you’re a longtime Seattle Seahawks fan of a certain age, you’ve never heard of my late husband, Grant Feasel. Grant was the starting center and long snapper for the Seahawks from 1987 to 1992 after starting his pro football career with the old Baltimore Colts in 1983. While playing 117 games in the National

The God Who Sees

She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” – Genesis 16:13 On November 11, 1921, the United States laid to rest the remains of a World War I soldier, his name “known but to

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