Jean Bonin (Alberta, Canada)
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When Jesus saw [Mary] weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. Jesus wept. - John 11:33-35 (NIV)
The phone call came in the middle of an ordinary morning. The caller was almost incoherent, overcome with grief. “Ricky is dead.”
Ricky was my nephew. It was a freak accident, and now a young man who was loved and who loved so freely was gone. He left behind a...
In every moment, God can bring us hope and peace.
Someone grieving a death in the family
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”