1. Thank you for sharing your heart and the power of God’s Word that brings comfort and peace when we need it most.

  2. This helped and encouraged me tonight as I was struggling with my own thoughts. Thank you for being a brother that shows forth in you life the meaning of honoring our Lord. So thankful that Dad is in heaven rejoicing.

  3. Thank you for taking the time to share this James. Praying for you and your family as you go forward with God’s comfort.

  4. Thanks “big sister”! I appreciate the kind words of encouragement. Yes, I’m so glad to know dad is safe now in Heaven! I love you, James

  5. Thanks David! I really am thankful to have Christian friends like you who are always there with an encouraging word.

  6. Amen James. Your dad is one man I had high respect for . I
    Am sure glad that i will see him someday in heaven. Give your family our love. In Christ John and family

  7. “precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” the scripture says. So instead of looking at Art`s home going as sad, it is precious! He is a brother beloved of all who knew him. John and Marjorie Morey

  8. Thank you for sharing your heart I have known your Father for many years and looked to him as a dear christian friend Have been praying for you and jeff and all the family My youngest son stayed with your Dad when he was 23 and a time in his life when he needed an older man and Art filled that in this life for a few months looking forward to being with him soon.

  9. Hi Uncle James. I really appreciated these things you shared. I am having a hard time and so sad about Papa so this was encouraging to be reminded of heaven and these beautiful truths. It’s so hard to believe he’s gone.

  10. Thanks Mr. Birkholz, I really appreciate your testimony and friendship for so many years.

  11. Praying for your family. Your father was a very special man. I remember him getting up at a talent show at Seely and singing about a worm. Always a kind word, and a great smile for everyone. He will be missed.

  12. Thanks Cynthia, yes I remember. He sang “Just inching along like a poor inch worm.”

  13. James, I didn’t know your dad well, but will always remember seeing him and your mom a couple times a year. Their warm smiles and kindness always stood out to me. Thankful to know he is reunited with your mom and sweet Kayla and in a better place. Sending prayers and love to you and your family ❤️

  14. You and your family were on my mind and heart today! Lifting you up in Prayer with my family. This evening I’m sharing the story of Kayla with my children. I’m saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing, yet encouraged by the Faith and example left behind.
    Keep on

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