He Is With You

Has it been a rough week?

Do you need some encouragement?


“The One who formed you says,

‘Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.

I have called you by name; you are Mine.

When you go through deep waters,

I will be with you.

When you go through rivers of difficulty,

you will not drown.

When you walk through the fire of oppression,

you will not be burned up;

the flames will not consume you.

For I am the Lord, your God,

the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Do not me afraid, for I am with you’”

(Isaiah 43:1-3; 5 NLT).


My precious Dad entered heaven this week. We had his funeral
service today. He was ready for heaven! And I’m so grateful for the
wonderful spiritual heritage he left me.


I’m speaking in Salem, OR this weekend and would appreciate your prayers.

33 replies
  1. Kim Packwood
    Kim Packwood says:

    Thank you so much for your encouragement! It means even more knowing that you shared those words of life when you’re experiencing the loss of your Dad. I’m sorry for your loss and praying you will be strengthened by Father Gods embracing love and abiding peace. I’m so glad he knew Jesus and that his legacy of knowing and trusting God continues as you share that hope to others.
    Today was my first time receiving your emails. It meant a lot as I’m going through life transitions of caring for my Mom who recently moved to a nursing facility and I have a teenage daughter. God bless you and keep in perfect peace.

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    Rogera Flack says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you as having to continue your speaking schedule during this difficult time.

  3. Michelle Beales
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    So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. May God wrap his loving arms around you and provide you peace and comfort in the days, weeks and months to come.

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  4. Sammy
    Sammy says:

    So thankful your daddy is with his Heavenly Father in the most beautiful place ever created where there is no pain, no sorrow, no tears and I pray the Lord helps you to have love, strength, and power until you can join him on that happy golden shore by the beautiful river. Love ya bunches my sister in Christ

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    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I pray that you have strength and understanding in the days ahead. I know how precious your dad was to you. Miss you girl.

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    So sorry, Susie, to hear of the loss of your Dad. I pray it was a peaceful death & know he is now with Jesus with a new body and no longer in pain or strife. My thoughts & prayers will be with you as your mourn your loss. Take care of yourself & each other!!

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    Sandra Lewis says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad! I know the sadness as I just lost my daddy on Jan, 3rd. We’re so blessed to know that we will be with them again in Heaven but we miss them sometimes painfully here on earth! Praying for you during your time of grief and also as you continue your ministry! I am a member of San Antonio First Church and enjoyed your services there recently! You are such a blessing!!

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      I too am so sorry about Dad. He is with Jesus now and one day you will see him again. ❤

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