Closing Time

Nothing is permanent.  Nothing lasts forever.  We can say and think that forever is a concept we can own and control.  But in reality, forever will always be beyond our grasp.  I can tell you that we will be friends forever, but then again that doesn't always work out does it.  Even marriage vows don't … Continue reading Closing Time

Till Death Do We Part (poem)

Sometime, in surprise moments,I miss you so greatWhy did you leave?Why couldn't you wait?Why did you takemy chance to say goodbye?Why didn't I knowthat we'd run out if time?Did I tell you "I love you"or did I rush out?I assumed there was tomorrowI never had any doubtI can still see youThat night etched in stone"Till … Continue reading Till Death Do We Part (poem)

“2nd Hand is Not How God Wants Us to Experience His Word”

This is so true, and written exactly for me. I am that person that reads devotions, does bible studies, and listens to sermons, and call that my time in the word. Just because I looked at the bar of soap doesn't mean I took a shower. Just because I read a verse doesn't mean I … Continue reading “2nd Hand is Not How God Wants Us to Experience His Word”

Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 31 – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 New International Version (NIV) Believers Who Have Died 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring … Continue reading Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 31 – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 30 – Romans 8:36-39

Romans 8:36-39 New International Version (NIV) 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long;     we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[a] 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor … Continue reading Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 30 – Romans 8:36-39

Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 29 – Romans 8:31-35

Romans 8:31-35 New International Version (NIV) More Than Conquerors 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against … Continue reading Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 29 – Romans 8:31-35

Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 28 – Romans 8:26-30

Romans 8:26-30 New International Version (NIV) 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will … Continue reading Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 28 – Romans 8:26-30

Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 27 – Romans 8:22-25

Romans 8:22-25 New International Version (NIV) 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were … Continue reading Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 27 – Romans 8:22-25

Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 26 – Romans 8:16-18

Romans 8:16-18 New International Version (NIV) 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Present Suffering and Future Glory 18 I consider that our … Continue reading Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 26 – Romans 8:16-18

Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 25 – Revelation 21:3-4

Revelation 21:3-4 New International Version (NIV) 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no … Continue reading Grief Scripture Writing Plan: Day 25 – Revelation 21:3-4