Tag Archives: Grief


Saturday is the day of grief. The mourners sit in silence, an unwelcome new reality sitting in hard upon them. “Is this really happening?” they ask one another. Friday came and went quickly and now we find ourselves picking up … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional, Faith, Theology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Weeping With Those Who Weep

I’ve said it many times: I believe one of the greatest descriptions of the body of Christ is found in Romans 12:15: “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” Paul encourages the Christ-followers in Rome to a … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Devotional, Disappointment, Family, Gospel, Scripture, Theology | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lamentations: My City of Ruins

My City of Ruins was written by Bruce Springsteen in November 2000 as a tribute to his native New Jersey, specifically Asbury Park. The song begins by describing the blight and rampant abandon in this once thriving area: There’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional, Faith, Prayer, Scripture, Social Issues, Video | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Helping Someone Through Suffering

We all suffer. It’s part of the human condition. We also journey with those who suffer: friends, family, neighbors, co-workers. As people of faith, we often find ourselves wonder what to say, wondering what to do. As a result, we … Continue reading

Posted in Disappointment, Faith | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Sermon on the Mount 6

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. — Matthew 5.4 I used to have a really hard time with this passage of Scripture. I think those of us who have grieved deeply over the loss of a … Continue reading

Posted in Eschatology, Gospel, Jesus, Scripture, Sermon on the Mount | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Until Dreams Come True

Today is the 22nd anniversary of my father’s death. I’ve written several tributes to him at my former blog and, honestly, I am finding it difficult to summon up the energy and inclination to write another one. But last night … Continue reading

Posted in Dad, Eschatology, Faith, Family | Tagged , , | 2 Comments