Yahweh Rapha (The Lord Who Heals You)

Powerful truth regarding the topic of grief from recent posts on http://www.griefshare.org: "If you want to heal from grief, you must go through it. You cannot go around it. The grieving process, itself, is a healing process." "Fear, depression, anger, loneliness, despair - these emotions come and go with dizzying unpredictability. Your life is like … Continue reading Yahweh Rapha (The Lord Who Heals You)

Angels in Bluejeans

Last night, my family experienced a "visitation". Angels. In Bluejeans. Several of Jordan's friends came by our house bearing a metric-ton of love (and our favorite Starbucks warm beverages.) These are many of the same friends who had become like family. They don't need to knock. They know alarm codes. You know... These are many … Continue reading Angels in Bluejeans

Satan Has a Plan for Your Life

A recent guest speaker in our church approached me between worship services. He told me he'd heard about my son taking his life, and conveyed love and encouragement to me. Then he reminded me of this axiom of spiritual warfare: "We're familiar with the statement, 'God has a plan for your life.' But what we … Continue reading Satan Has a Plan for Your Life

“Nick, How Many Children Do You Have?”

Saw this post today: "A person who loses their marriage partner is called a widow, or widower. A child who loses their parents is called an orphan. But there is no word to describe a parent who loses a child, because the loss is like no other." My dad died of alcoholism in 2000. He … Continue reading “Nick, How Many Children Do You Have?”

What’s in a Name? (Job)

"What's in a name?" - Biblically, a lot. The covenant name God used for Himself in the Old Testament is actually four letters, "YHWH." (Scholars refer to it as a "tetragrammaton," which, in Greek, means "four letters.") Vowels were later added to give us the name "Yahweh" which, when pronounced correctly, sounds like a breath. … Continue reading What’s in a Name? (Job)