" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"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." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Friday, March 29, 2013

Very sad family news.....

......Yesterday evening, hubby's sister, Leta, who is 82 years old, was home alone when a kitchen fire started.   A passing motorist, who noticed smoke coming from the home, stopped, and, finding Leta inside, carried her from the burning house.   She was life-flighted to Vanderbilt Burn Center with burns on 40% of her body.  Having never really rallied after reaching the hospital, Leta passed away this afternoon.  Naturally our family is heartbroken over such a shocking accident.

Leta was a very tender-hearted and sweet woman, who knew our Lord Jesus.  Although still a very active woman, she has been plagued by health issues for a few years, and was widowed many years ago.  I know that she is finally at peace.  Knowing how wonderful all of you are as friends to me and mine, I thank you ahead of time for your prayers of comfort for our family.  Her children were devoted to her in a way that is rare to see these days, so I especially appreciate prayers for them right now. 

Poignant is the realization that today is the day that we celebrate what Jesus did for us, dying on the cross.  Yes, in sadness and even anger, we think of the circumstances and brutality of His death; but in celebration we realize that he GAVE His life, it wasn't taken from Him !
Because of that gift, we can know that we need not mourn the 'loss' of loved ones who go on ahead of us in the death of our mortal bodies. Jesus was the FIRST of the resurrected.  Praise God !


  1. So sorry for your loss, Dolly. And so glad that there are people like the passing motorist who are willing to get involved.

  2. So sorry for her family and friends in this season of mourning. I will trust in our Abba to bring people into their lives who will comfort them, love on them for Him and share the answer for why things like this happen. May their hearts be soft and open to His Gospel of peace and hope!

    Ut is because He is Risen that we know she will too someday!

    Love you!

  3. Praying for Leta's family. Hoping you all will find comfort in the peace that can only come from God. Bless you for sharing your faith in Our Lord. We lost my dad's mother, Clara, four years ago at Easter. I look forward to seeing her and all of God's children, in the presence of our Saviour, when the last day comes!

  4. I'm sorry for her passing, but praise God with you on her homecoming, it is a joyful one. Happy Easter Blessings to you, Dolly ~

  5. Dolly, I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss, but trust that God will comfort you and send others to also offer support and love during this sad time. Thank you for sharing about your lovely sister in law's life and love. You and the family are in my prayers.

  6. I am so sorry for this tragic loss. God bless each of you during your time of grief.


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