family · The Journey

The Journey Readings: Week 129… and unhealthy family relationships…

Family… sometimes we think that’s the most important thing there is in life… that nothing bad can come from supporting family members… blood relations… but sometimes… it’s just not true…Through King Jehoshaphat we see some pitfalls… from unhealthy family relationships…Jehoshaphat… king of Judah… followed the ways of God…he ruled the southern kingdom of what was…… Continue reading The Journey Readings: Week 129… and unhealthy family relationships…

family · Hope · Thanks

memorialized…

Saturday… a gathering of family… to honor the memory of the elder-in-law…No formal service… for the one who saw the celebration of his 90th as a eulogy…Children… grandchildren… great-grands… together to visit… remember… eat… and share hearts…And that was the most beautiful part… the hearts shared… many transparent to me… for the first time…Laughter… tears……… Continue reading memorialized…

Death · Faith · family · Mercy

as one snatched from the fire…

The elder-in-law… one year and fourteen days… from his step of faith… became separated from his body… temporarily separated from us… through death…For more than three months now… he’s been full-time in a nursing home… his decreasing mobility demanding more… than what we could do…Last night… as my husband shared the news… of his dad’s…… Continue reading as one snatched from the fire…