10 Scriptures to Comfort Your Grieving Heart

10 Scriptures to Comfort your Grieving Heart

Yesterday, we lost a dear friend. A sister, co-worker, beautician, friend, wife, and a soon-to-be mommy. She was a beautiful soul, and our community has been rocked with shock and grief.

Natalie…

I’m sure when Martin kissed her goodbye yesterday morning, he didn’t expect it to be forever. I’m sure when the obstetrician saw her the day before that, he would’ve never dreamed it would be the last ultrasound. Twenty-five weeks along and their baby girl was thriving and growing. All was well.  Read more

You can feel that way, but you can’t stay that way!

tears-2Don’t you just get tired of being emotional and having tears brimming just below the surface? I am so tired of it. This has been quite the year of being super emotional and having to deal with it… daily.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I’m emotionally immature, or even emotionally constipated, I’m just feeling EVERYTHING.    Read more

I Didn’t Ask For This, God!

This post was first published as a guest article on the LIFE IN THE SPACIOUS PLACE blog. The hostess, Lesley, celebrated the month of October with “31 Days of Songs and Stories.” Each day, she shared stories of how God used a song to speak, encourage or comfort.

Thanks, Lesley! I was truly honoured to be included in this line-up of talented writers.

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It seemed to be my theme song for the first few years of living in South Africa. Where was the glamour of international living? Where were the supernatural miracles of being a “missionary”? Why was this sooo hard?

I missed my family immensely, especially when the culture shock hit. I missed my friends―they never misunderstood my intentions. I missed my grocery store with its familiar brands and flavours. I missed my doctor and the brands of medicine I knew and trusted. I missed ‘my people.’ I missed Home.

Corrie Ten Boom said that “The safest place to be is in the centre of God’s will” and I agree. But I would also add that SAFE and EASY are two different things. Read more