Entries by Kit Hinkle

Who Could Imagine?

  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s […]

The Widow Painting

…we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 When you see this painting, what do you see? A widow? A busy mom? A hard life with purpose? Or, […]

Golly Gee!

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 (ESV) Golly gee, can people just remember to say one standard line to a widow like, “This is hard. I’m here if you need me.” And can we widows try to remember how hard it is to say the right […]

Might as Well Do Something

This would be my comfort; I would even exult in pain unsparing, for I have not denied the words of the Holy One. Job 6:10 (ESV) How does he do it? The enemy, I mean. How does satan take a beautiful heart and twist it into his shape, convincing her to reject God and His promises? […]

Pick Up Your Mat

Then Jesus said…, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” John 5:8 (NIV) And just like that—one of my closest friends stepped out of my life. I thought I would be the only widow to say that until I heard it from about a zillion other widows—many here on our pages. The break happened years ago, […]

How Long, Lord?

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 (ESV) A letter to God after years of single motherhood. It’s been years, Lord. My soul is tired.   My arms and legs are tired. My heart still yearns for what I lost. I’m supposed to trust you, Lord. […]

Unexplainable Joy

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 1 Peter 1:8 How do I explain unexplainable joy? It eases my pain. It gives me strength to walk away every time something tries to […]