Sunday, June 01, 2008


Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers -- I was truly overwhelmed by your kindness. While the loss still hurts, God has truly granted me peace.

Mrs. Jackson's funeral was held yesterday, and I was able to play violin for the service. I think the entire choir was there -- Mrs. Jackson sang in the choir faithfully, and she will be much missed.

Without even knowing that they were some of Mrs. Jackson's favorite verses (she included them in almost every note that she wrote to me), our pastor concluded his funeral message with the following verses:

~ Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and He will direct your path.


  1. May the Lord be your comfort- and what wonderful assurance we have in our Saviour to know she is at peace with Him.

  2. Bless you Shannon! Here is a big hug for you: <3

  3. That is so sweet... and you know, we are to praise the Lord for everything, even when we cannot understand it!

  4. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
    For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
    For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
    Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
    Therefore comfort one another with these words.
    1 Thessalonians 4:14-18

  5. Lauren Christine, the knowledge of her being at peace is truly a comfort!

    Maria Pauline, thank you for the hug -- all the way from Norway!

    Janne, what appropriate verses -- thank you, they have blessed my day.

    Yours in Christ,


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