“I’m sorry, sweet girl, I’m so, so sorry.” As I gently removed the last dead puppy from her bed, her whimpers began. Only the day before her belly had been full of life, but her babies came too soon. One at a time, her puppies were born sleeping. Yorkshire Terriers are normally born looking like … Continue reading All Creation Groans
Well, It’s Been a Year. . .
Dear Lisa, Well, it’s been a year since I learned that you’d gone. I thought today would be worse than it is. But now that I think about it, the sadness doesn’t hurt the same way it used to. It’s there, but it no longer chokes off my breath. The weight remains, but it no … Continue reading Well, It’s Been a Year. . .
Rest, Dear Sister
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. —Psalm 34:19 To My Lisa, We were young mommies together, you and I. introduced by a friend who thought we’d get along well—how little she knew the plans God had for us. During the years of mothering small … Continue reading Rest, Dear Sister
Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 19
Originally posted march 24, 2018, at Women of Purpose. This week in our study of 2 Peter we are considering the topic of divine revelation. In 1:12-19 Peter urges his readers to remember the truth about their faith and salvation, having just told them to make their calling and election sure; he then writes of … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 19
What Would Spurgeon Say: on Entry to Eternity?
At the end of our discussion in Bible study this week, it occurred to me that a particular quote which I have heard from C. H. Spurgeon was perfectly suited to our topic. One of my ladies pulled out her phone to search for it and quickly found the quote and the name of the … Continue reading What Would Spurgeon Say: on Entry to Eternity?