Yesterday one of our 
 students woke up in the arms of Jesus.

So today we cling to hope.
To comfort.
To Heaven.

Because the God who knows how many grains of sand fill this broken world,
has so much more for us.

While our time on this earth is fleeting,
we have an eternity to spend in His marvelous glory.

Free from

In perfect peace.

I can't wait.

"Though He brings grief, He also shows compassion because of the greatness of His unfailing love." -Lamentations 3:32


  1. Praying for you, friend. We just went through a series at my church called "In the Wilderness" and introduced Desert Song to the congregation. Heavy stuff.

  2. Sending up prayers for you and those who mourn with you.

  3. Oh Julie, I am so sory to hear that. But I also praise the Lord because this student knew Him.

  4. I will be praying for you, your church and the student's family during this time of grieving. And pray that everyone feels a sense of peace knowing that child is now with God, and will feel no more pain.

    What a wonderful song.
    (Kenzie enjoyed it as well, she was swaying as it played)

  5. I'm so sorry. Sending love and prayers to all of you.


  6. prayers and blessings for all of your church family. *hugs*

  7. Oh my. What a journey your group now has ahead of them. I'll be praying and would love to also have our students pray for yours. I'm so sorry for your loss but so happy to know you rest in the promises of Christ our King.

  8. Oh, my heart hurts to read this even though I don't know this precious child. Probably because my heart is so tender and fresh from our experience. I will pray for comfort and peace for this family. And that they remember to cling to the Hope in seeing their loved one again.

  9. We are so sorry for your loss and the loss of your student's family.
    ~kristin and chris ann

  10. praying for all who were blessed to be a part of that's student's life & for the family. loss is such a hard thing on this side of heaven, but the hope of spending eternity together brings so much joy. praying God will provide strength through this time in the valley.

    this song is amazing & it gets me every time!

  11. Saying prayers to comfort...I am so sorry.

  12. Sending prayers your way...and for the students sorry for their loss...
    and I LOVE that song!- beautiful!
    Many Blessings!

  13. it's definitely our gift and reward. god. is. good. prayers to all.

  14. what an amazing testimony through song!!

  15. your sweet student's family and loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers today. blessings to you friend. i can't wait either.

  16. i'm sorry for your loss. this is SO beautifully stated.

  17. I teach at a public high school here in my hometown (Baton Rouge). On December 9, one of our varsity cheerleaders was in a terrible accident on her way to school. She slowly improved before somewhat unexpectedly passing away from complications on February 26. My heart grieved (and is still grieving) not just for her but for the extreme loss my other students felt. It is so hard to watch them hurt and try to process. I have been clinging to the words in Steven Curtis Chapman's song Beauty Will Rise. Praying for you as you walk the road I feel all to familiar with right now.

  18. Oh, I am so sorry. Even with the hope and knowing where they have gone is so much better then where they have come from it still seems to be hard to say good bye to someone. Thinking of your and your family.

  19. Julie- I didn't see this until now. I'm so sorry that I didn't even mention it last night (because I didn't know about it)- now all the trivial things I talked about seem silly.
    What a sweet, well written post. Beautiful. ;)

  20. oh i am so sorry :(
    Praying for the families & friends.
    Thinking of you.

  21. i am so sorry to hear sad. praying for your grief and for the family....

  22. May you all be blessed with peace and comfort in this time... so sorry to hear about such a precious loss...

  23. praying that you and the students will find comfort in the almighty hands that hold us every day!