Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”
Jesus is saying by his actions, “If I have you by the hand, death itself is as non-threatening as sleep. Death is not the final scene in the play of life. There is an eternal grand finale.
~ Pastor Bob
This Too Shall Pass by Margaret Anne HuffmanThis Too Shall Pass; Keeping Faith During Hard Times is a collection of heartfelt stories told by real people who have lived through difficult and trying times. Their stories share how they endured pain and sorrow, the lessons they learned, and how they found the faith and courage to carry forth. Biblical passages, inspirational quotations, prayers, and devotionals in the book provide additional guidance for the Christian reader.
Integrity by Henry CloudTo have courage to move forward and pursue what God calls us to do each of us needs a good dose of Integrity—more than simple honesty, it’s the key to success. A person with integrity has the ability to pull everything together, to make it all happen no matter how challenging the circumstances. Drawing on experiences from his work, Dr. Henry Cloud, a clinical psychologist, leadership coach, corporate consultant and nationally syndicated radio host, shows how our character can keep us from achieving all we want to (or could) be. In Integrity, Dr. Cloud explores the six qualities of character that define integrity, and how people with integrity: Are able to connect with others and build trust, are oriented toward reality, finish well, embrace the negative, are oriented toward increase, have an understanding of the transcendent. Integrity is not something that you either have or don’t, but instead is an exciting growth path that all of us can engage in and enjoy.
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGrawSoftly she sings to him:
“I’ll love you forever I’ll like you for always As long as I’m living My baby you’ll be.”So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French)