loss

“Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:54, 55, NIV) When our pastor spoke those words from the platform on Easter morning 1992, I fought the urge to call out, “Right here in the fifth row!” My heart was shattered. It had been […]

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But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 15:57) In Part 1, we looked at a couple of ways to reframe loss in terms of how God sees it. Sometimes circumstances wear us down. For the last month, I’ve been recovering from a spill in which […]

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An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules (2 Timothy 2:5) Have you ever embarked on the adventure of a new game? The instructions begin: “The object of the game is to . . .” win the most cards. Lose the most cards. Make it first to the finish line. End up […]

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[God]… comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (2 Cor. 1:4) Not long after Tim and I gave birth to our precious stillborn baby, Mary Beth, in August 1991, we connected with pastors we knew at a local […]

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