Christian Faith

A Heart for Others

There is much hardship in the world. That certain “been through it” look can be detected in the eyes of pain ravaged people everywhere. It is captured in Photo Journalist’s depictions of starving children with their bloated bellies, or in the aftermath of national disasters and catastrophes, with people tearfully sifting through the rubble of destroyed homes. Lobbies of emergency...

Grief, Mourning and Lament

Summary: Having recently lost someone close to me this author explores grief from a scriptural standpoint as he grieves his personal loss. Grief is emotional suffering brought on by bereavement, mishap, or disaster. Grief and morning come in different forms in the scriptures. It also comes in different forms in today’s world. Grief is emotional suffering brought on by bereavement,...

Victim of Grief

Victim of Grief : “But You, O God, do see trouble and grief; You consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.” Psalms 10:14 NIV As a victim of grief we must commit ourselves to God. As a victim of grief we must commit ourselves to God. A victim...

The Loss of a Child: A Picture of the Heart

Love filled my heart as I watched my husband holding our newborn son in his arms. Love filled my heart as I watched my husband holding our newborn son in his arms. He gazed at his tiny form with a warm expression of tenderness. As we shared that love, an image was etched on my mind that would become a...

Senseless Violence- A Prayer for Seal Beach.

Heavenly Father – It happened again. No rhyme, no reason, no sense at all. Just a tormented soul in the guise of a man expressing his anger in the most destructive way; all the while destroying eight lives in the process. Eight families had a loved one ripped from their presence today. Eight people that had plans for tonight, this...

Grief: The Ache of a Lovesick Heart

 Check your heart and ask yourself if your heart is bothered by the fact that “things as they are, are not okay when [your beloved] is missing” Overcome By Grief In the days directly following the death of my mother, I was so overcome by grief that I couldn’t eat or sleep. I didn’t want food, I just wanted my...

Loss of a Child: Grounded By Fog.

The loss of a child. The loss of a child is so overwhelming and counter to nature that your shattered heart will struggle to accept it. The initial response to the loss is shock. You may feel numb, disoriented, confused, panicky, even paralyzed. Shock is a built-in response that can actually cushion the inevitable blow by blocking some of the...

Valentine’s Day: I Love You, or Do I?

People are celebrating Valentine’s Day by purchasing Valentine’s gifts with “I LOVE YOU” written all over them. What exactly does  “I LOVE YOU” really mean? “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9 NASB). The sentence “I love you” is common among people, especially people of opposite sex, either married or single. The...

Comforting words from Scripture in the Bible.

Comforting words from Scripture I recommend that you commit  to memory a favorite psalm or other extract that appeals to you and offers you comfort in times of stress . It can then be slowly repeated and dwelt upon and allowed to sink deep into your being. It can be wonderfully healing. Comforting words from Scripture From personal experience I...

Is There Power In Prayer?

God revealed to me one day that there is no real power in our prayers because real POWER IS ONLY IN HIM. Now, I’m sure that some of you will look at the first part of that statement and question if it is un-Biblical non-sense. But, I assure you, that it is very Biblically accurate. But, please – do not...