Thursday, June 29, 2017

Abounding in Hope

This has been a tough month for our family. My father-in-law was admitted into hospice on June 6th and passed away on June 20th. I volunteered to sit with him each day and help out my mother-in-law during this time. I missed my husband and son during that two weeks but my life was enriched in the time I spent with my 'dad'. 

Our hearts are heavy with grief over losing such a sweet and godly man from our lives while at the same time rejoicing that he now lives cancer free and in eternity with our heavenly Father! 

This quote from Corrie ten Boom speaks truth. Even in the 'pit' of grief, God reaches down 
'deeper still' with his comforting Holy Spirit and loves on us. 

Praise God we have hope through our Savior Jesus Christ that we will be reunited one day, not only with our loved ones but with our heavenly Father too! 

Romans 15:13 (ESV)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.


  1. Dear Anne, I'm praying for you now. I'm so sorry that your lovely father in law has passed on, you will miss him. But how wonderful that you were able to spend the last days with him.

  2. Dear Anne ~ I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet father in law. The 'missing' is awful, but the peace we have knowing our loved ones are with Jesus is wonderful! May you all feel God's comforting love surrounding and flowing through you.

    Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

  3. Anne, I am so sorry for the great loss your family has suffered. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. I'm so sorry to read of the loss of your precious godly father-in-law! Such a gap in our lives is left when they leave, even though we are thankful for knowing they are with Jesus, there is much grief in the hearts of those still here. I pray the Lord continues to bless and help to heal the loss of this precious man in your family!

    We must catch up soon, do write when you can! With love and hugs!


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