This is an emotional week for me. My dad went to heaven December 10, 2000. It is hard because I miss him. I miss his corny jokes and his rough personality. I miss his arm chair politics and his latest fad like collecting coins, or searching for coins with his cheesy metal detector. I would cherish the opportunity for another conversation with my dad. So, make sure you take the time to invest in your parents over the holidays. Be patient with their quirks and learn from their experiences. This may be your last Christmas together.
Below is an excerpt from my journal three days before he died…
Dad is ready for heaven. Physically, emotionally and spiritually he is ready. His physically pain is driving him to despair. I mostly listen and pray silently. Occasionally, I attempt to comfort him with loving truth, ‘These bodies wear out, we have a much better place to look forward to in heaven’. However, I mostly held his hand and wept dry tears. I prayed for my Heavenly Father to comfort and love my earthy father as only He can. By faith and by God’s grace, I left him in the long loving arms of Jesus.
February 26, 2021
“Process your emotions by speaking out loud what you feel, lest your pain control you.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 26, 2021 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8 I am thinking about my mom this morning and how to honor her [...]
February 25, 2021
“The Lord wants to strengthen your thinking.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 25, 2021 He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount [...]
February 24, 2021
“The best way to help others is for our love to be wedded to their dignity.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 24, 2021 In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, [...]