Welcome to my website!

           This evening, I hope to reach any of you  who feel lonely and depressed.  Before holidays, people who have suffered the loss of a loved one feel especially alone and disheartened.  More than anyone else, those who have recently lost a close friend or relative are in need of spiritual consolation and the knowledge that they are never really alone. 

          Like everyone else, I have at times experienced this kind of sadness, too.  No one is immune to loneliness and even at times, despair, but, if we remain close to God, He will remain close to us, and we will know in our hearts that we have not been abandoned.   (The Bible tells us this in James 4:8).With continued faith and prayer, we can find the strength to keep going. 

          I spoke to a  relative of mine just a short time ago, and I tried to reach him, but he was feeling so depressed that it was difficult to ease him out of his state of mind.  For short-term help, he needed a friend who lived close by to visit and talk to him personally.   For long-term help, he needed spiritual and psychological help.   Feeling lonely and not having someone with whom to share your feelings is more than challenging for some; it feels impossible to bear.

          A great-niece of mine, a sweet and innocent little girl, lost her grandfather just a few days ago.  Just a few months ago, my grandchildren lost their grandfather, too.   My daughter-in-law’s father died after a long illness, and my grandchildren loved him very much.

          Because the hope of the Resurrection is so instrumental in giving us strength, increasing our faith in God and in the future, and in bringing joy into our lives, it is important to read the Bible and to increase our knowledge on this subject.  Among the many scriptures that I have mentioned in previous posts, one stands out in my mind.  I remember what Jesus said to Martha before he resurrected her brother, Lazarus.  In John 11:25 and 26, he said,

             25…  “I am the resurrection and the life.  He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; 26 and everyone that is living and exercises faith in me will never die at all.”       

          Jesus’s sacrifice for us and his resurrection give us the wonderful hope of everlasting life to come in a paradisaic society.   May that hope help everyone who is sad and lonely tonight or on other days and nights to come!  May God bless you all.

Until the next post,

Cheryl

14 Responses to “Welcome to my website!”

  1. says:

    I appreciate your taking the time to write and being so positive and encouraging in your comment.

  2. says:

    Thank you for your comments. I am on Facebook and twitter. I try to post on both as much as possible.

  3. says:

    Thank you for your encouraging comment and for taking the time to write. Have a great day!

  4. says:

    Thank you so much for your encouraging comment and for taking the time to write.

  5. says:

    I have been blogging for a year and a half. I enjoy it very much and only wish that I had more time to post. Thank you for your encouraging comments.

  6. says:

    Thank you for your encouraging comment and for taking the time to write.

  7. says:

    Thank you for your encouraging comment.

  8. says:

    Thank you so much for your encouraging comment! Have a happy and healthy New Year!

  9. says:

    Thank you for the encouraging comment. It was nice of you to take the time to write.

  10. says:

    Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I appreciate your taking the time to write.

  11. says:

    Thank you. I appreciate your taking the time to write.

  12. says:

    Looking through some of my blogs, I see occasional typographical errors (certainly not actual spelling errors), which I had not caught before posting, but “rife with spelling errors?” I hardly think so. It is true, however, that I am not the greatest typist, especially since I type fast and still run into the problem of hitting keys inadvertently along the way that I hadn’t meant to. I also have a tendancy to write late at night when I’m half asleep. The late-night posts when I am half asleep could be a large contributing factor as well.

    However, thanks for taking the time to write. I will make it a point to proofread several times instead of once or twice. I know you meant well. Best wishes and thanks for taking an interest in my blogs.

  13. says:

    Thank you so much for your sweet and encouraging comment.

  14. says:

    Everything I write is based upon my own experiences, recollections from the past, Scriptures from the Bible, Bible study research material, my own poetry from my published collection, or research that is quoted. I am a retired English teacher, and I believe that plagiarism of any type is unforgivable. In my classroom, I always let my students know how serious an infraction plagiarism is. For such an offense, I would automatically fail a paper!