These verses have been a tremendous comfort and encouragement to me and my family. I put these together when my oldest daughter Kayla went home to be with the Lord. The truths they contain were especially helpful in sustaining us during that trial. I have reflected on them many times since and have been blessed and encouraged as we continue to experience the joys and tears of life. I hope they will give you strength and hope in whatever trial you may be experiencing.read more
LISTEN: lessons from the Early Christians – James Werner
James gives a message in Riverside, Ca. how the early Christians were revolutionaries. The early Church was a divine movement of God. They were an active body of believers that changed the world. James challenges us today to learn from this dynamic group of believers and adopt their zeal and passion for Christ!
“It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment”.
Wow, the reality of this verse from the 9th chapter of Hebrews really hit me between the eyes this week! It was one of those weeks where you feel like you just got a major dose of reality. And even more than that maybe a better reminder and appreciation of the word “perspective”.
I was already in a very reflective mood as we approached the end of the year and with mixed emotions my thoughts were focused on my oldest daughter Kayla, who has now been in heaven with the Lord for 15 years. She left this life on December 11th. It is so hard to believe she would now be 25 years old. Wow, how the years have flown by. I cherish the many memories of one of the sweetest and most beautiful little girls I have ever known. I am also comforted by the reality of where she is and that I will see here again someday. There is something very special about the love a father has for his children.read more