Monday Matters: The God of Comfort – Part 4

The God of Comfort – Part 4 By Jean-Marie Jobs Jesus was so clear, when sharing about His upcoming death and resurrection in John 16:33 “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take...

Monday Matters: The God of Comfort – Part 3

The God of Comfort – Part 3 By Jean-Marie Jobs The word comfort in Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, as a verb, means ‘to strengthen or enliven’.  As a noun, it means ‘relief from pain’.  Throughout the Scripture, when God is described as comforting us, it is most...

Monday Matters: The God of Comfort – Part 2

The God of Comfort – Part 2 By Jean-Marie Jobs I have often asked myself if why I put so much energy into avoiding. Avoiding the conversations I imagine will be ‘hard’, avoiding situations I think will be uncomfortable, avoiding people I decide don’t like me or...

Monday Matters: The God of Comfort – Part 1

What comes to mind when you hear the word comfort?  I go immediately to comfort food – food I probably shouldn’t be eating but I feel good biting into…chips and salsa, pizza and burritos. It’s in our nature to avoid experiencing grief, loss, sadness, disappointment,...

Monday Matters: Entering Into Mourning

Entering Into Mourning by Jean-Marie Jobs Mourning is a specific type of suffering.  It allows me to sorrow and embrace the reality of loss. We are called to “mourn with those who mourn and rejoice with those who rejoice”. This paradigm of generosity...