Monday, January 31, 2011


In the Grief Share group I did last year, they talked about Miracle Moments. Times when you get a glimpse of Heaven or something that is a reminder from the person you have lost.

This is one of mine.
My dad left this note in my Bible right before I was baptized when I was 17.
It has always been one of my favourite verses.

I have always kept the note right there.

The first time I found it after he died, I fell apart. But now it is one tangible thing that I can look at whenever I need to.
I am so thankful to have something with his handwriting on it, and for the verse itself.

It is one of my most precious possessions.

We also found a note in my dad's wallet with this verse written on it after he died.

It was included in Rick's message at the funeral.

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

I am struggling right now.
Some friends lost their dad last week after a long battle with cancer. My heart breaks for them.
It seems there is heartache everywhere I turn

Yet there is hope. Which I cling to.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 (The Message)

And regarding the question, friends, that has come up about what happens to those already dead and buried, we don't want you in the dark any longer. First off, you must not carry on over them like people who have nothing to look forward to, as if the grave were the last word. Since Jesus died and broke loose from the grave, God will most certainly bring back to life those who died in Jesus.


  1. My dad wrote out his 'prayer of blessing' when Grant and I got married-I have kept it, and every once in a while, will pull it out and read it. My parents also did a 'This is my life' DVD for us kids (with much persuasion). I am so glad we have that, but I have avoided watching it since he passed away. Someday...
    Love & prayers,

  2. It is precious. to you, Dana.

  3. What a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful gift to have from your Dad... Love ya & will pray that you can remember and feel all that comes with time, along with a measure of grace for yourself.