My dad died on Easter the year it was also April Fool’s Day. God picked the day. And it suited Dad. Ever the jokester, he’d think it funny that God chose this particular day for his homecoming. But none of this was funny at the time, of course. Grief is hard. And it’s personal and lonely and hard. Yes, I said … Read More
Lonely During the Holidays? Here’s Help
During the holidays, lonely folks are as numerous as snowflakes in a Minnesota blizzard. Still, knowing this fact doesn’t take away the emptiness, does it? So what helps? Pastor Paul Tautges shares part of the booklet Help! I’m So Lonely by biblical counselor Deborah Howard, RN, an article that appeared first here on his website. He is the editor of the … Read More
Helping Single Parents When Life’s Hard
Single parents face struggles and joys. In this article that appeared first here, Donna Hart, PhD provides encouragement to single parents facing the empty nest years. Her Number One recommendation: prayer. Donna’s article is used with permission. A leader of a ministry to single parents since 2003, I have experienced joy. . .to love, serve, and make them a part of … Read More
Longing for Home This Christmas?
For some of us, Christmas at home is not a place of peace and comfort, but there is great hope. Guest blogger Christina Fox gives encouragement tp find your true home in Jesus Christ when you or a friend longs for home this Christmas. This article first appeared here at Revive Your Heart and is used with permission. –Ed. Walk through … Read More