A Light in Darkness: Stories of Grief and Loss

I recently received a hard copy of the new book A Light in Darkness: Stories of Grief and Loss. The book is published by Word Aflame Press and is available at pentecostalpublishing.com.

With an introduction by Scott Graham and thirteen chapters by a variety of authors, this 150-page book is intended not only for those who have suffered grief and loss but also for those who seek guidance on how to minister comfort to them.

Susan and I contributed the final chapter, wherein she shares the story of the loss of her husband, Robert Fuller. I share my experience with the loss of my wife, Judy. Together, we then reveal the miraculous turn of events that resulted in our marriage seven years ago.

I recommend this book. Scripture calls on us to practice empathy, and this provides an opportunity to do so. (See Romans 12:15.)


Daily Wisdom 204: Proverbs 10:18

Proverbs 10:18 (NKJV) — 18 Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, And whoever spreads slander is a fool.

Marks of a fool. Two characteristics of a fool are: (1) he pretends to love those he hates; and (2) he slanders. Slander is “a false tale or report maliciously  uttered, and tending to injure the reputation of another by lessening him in the esteem of his fellow citizens” (Webster).