When the phone rings during the night or too early in the morning, chances are good that the caller bears sad news. Such was the case yesterday morning. The caller was my mom, and she told me that Aunt Louise—one of my dad’s younger sisters and the woman whose name my parents adopted as… [ read more ]
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Heaven is real. What difference does that knowledge make to us today, when we’re struggling to raise kids and pay bills?
This week I heard about a family whose 14-year-old boy is dying. He’s been hospitalized in a facility that’s 10 hours’ drive from his home. Sadly, the cost of his medical bills has surpassed insurance coverage and necessitated his father staying at home to work. As the end of the teen’s life draws near, his… [ read more ]
My father-in-law’s death last month naturally caused sorrow because we’ll miss his presence in our lives. Despite the grief, however, I’ve experienced an undeniable peace and even a sense of celebration. This man, age 90, lived a good life and was ready to take up residence in heaven – a promise fulfilled because he’d placed… [ read more ]