Episodes: Grief & Death

Grief & Death

  • Recognizing Widowhood as a Gift
    March 1, 2011 A Conversation with Anne Ortlund

    Anne Ortlund and her husband wanted to die at the same time, holding hands. But that plan did not become reality. Gain important perspective on widowhood. Read or Listen →

  • A Tribute to Bill Bright
    July 23, 2003 A Tribute to Bill Bright

    On today's Revive Our Heart, we have the privilege of listening to Nancy speak with Bill and Vonette Bright shortly before his death. Read or Listen →

  • Sorrow Mixed with Light
    April 18, 2019 Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy with Mark Vroegop

    Believers in Jesus are called to be joyful. But when you go through something tragic, it’s okay to be honest and okay to grieve. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Lamentations 3
  • A Faith that Saves
    July 23, 2010 Death Is Not Dying (Rachel Barkey)

    "We all have faith in something, but not all faiths save." That statement was made by a woman dying of cancer. She’ll challenge you to evaluate your faith. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • James 2:14
  • Time Is Terribly Short
    July 22, 2010 Death Is Not Dying (Rachel Barkey)

    In the final months of her life, Rachael Barkey delivered a very emotional message to a crowd that had come to listen to her. Hear her story today. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Romans 3:23
  • A Good Giver
    June 7, 2007 Don't Waste Your Suffering, with Molly Veldt

    What happens when you think you know all the right answers, but reality rears its ugly head to prove otherwise? Read or Listen →

  • God's Loving Hands
    June 5, 2007 Don't Waste Your Suffering, with Molly Veldt

    A sacred moment. That’s how Molly Veldt described watching her young son die. Find out what Molly learned concerning trust and eternity. Read or Listen →

  • Grace
    June 6, 2007 Don't Waste Your Suffering, with Molly Veldt

    After losing two sons to a genetic disease, Molly Veldt was ready to move on into the process of adoption and onto the mission field. Read or Listen →

  • Inward Renewal
    June 4, 2007 Don't Waste Your Suffering, with Molly Veldt

    As a young wife who grew up going to church, Molly Veldt expected God to lead her new family down a smooth, easy path. Read or Listen →

  • The Life of Jeannie Elliff, Part 2
    October 2, 2015 Faithful to the Finish: The Life of Jeannie Elliff

    A pastor’s wife who had spent years in ministry came to a surprising conclusion: “I’m not sure I really know Jesus personally.” Read or Listen →

  • The Life of Jeannie Elliff—Part 1
    October 1, 2015 Faithful to the Finish: The Life of Jeannie Elliff

    Four grown children tell us about the faithfulness of their mom—how her prayers, her passion for God’s Word and her joy affected them for eternity. Read or Listen →

  • The Final Surrender
    October 4, 2013 Finding True Freedom, with Craig and Terri Owen

    After Craig Owen came to know Christ, he surrendered himself to authorities in Canada for past crimes. Later, he surrenders bad news from a doctor. Read or Listen →

  • A Deeper Understanding of Grace
    July 27, 2009 Grace Through Loss, with Vickey Boozman & Kathy Ferguson

    When you are suffering, you need other people. When you have suffered, you better understand how to serve other people. Read or Listen →

  • Comfort During Loneliness
    July 24, 2009 Grace Through Loss, with Vickey Boozman & Kathy Ferguson

    When Vickey Boozeman lost her husband in an accident, she felt a loss of identity. She wondered, "Who am I?" Hear what she’s been learning. Read or Listen →

  • Life Will Never Be the Same
    July 23, 2009 Grace Through Loss, with Vickey Boozman & Kathy Ferguson

    When a spouse dies, everything changes in just a moment. Hear about the grace available in the midst of loss, from women who have experienced it. Read or Listen →

  • Living with Mystery
    July 28, 2009 Grace Through Loss, with Vickey Boozman & Kathy Ferguson

    Each of us has to come to a place where we realize "I am not God, and there are some things I just won’t understand." Hear from two widows. Read or Listen →

  • Grieving with Hope
    August 26, 2013 Grieving a Loss

    Nancy Guthrie had a few months with her daughter, Hope, before she died of a rare congenital disorder. Nancy opens her soul about the grief she experienced. Read or Listen →

  • Is There Life After Loss?
    August 27, 2013 Grieving a Loss

    After losing two children shortly after birth, Nancy Guthrie knows what it’s like to suffer loss. Read or Listen →

  • Called to Widowhood
    March 2, 2018 Hope for an Aching Heart, with Margaret Nyman

    What dreams has the Lord put on your heart? Does it feel like you can’t move that dream forward? Get encouragement to wait for God’s timing. Read or Listen →

  • Facing a Tall Blank Wall
    February 26, 2018 Hope for an Aching Heart, with Margaret Nyman

    Cancer. Margaret Nyman remembers when her husband received this surprise diagnosis. She describes how to trust the Lord when you lose your husband. Read or Listen →

  • Learning to be Single Again
    March 1, 2018 Hope for an Aching Heart, with Margaret Nyman

    Margaret Nyman had to adjust to being single again after her husband died. She provides help for anyone wanting to support and encourage widows. Read or Listen →

  • When Anguish and Joy Come Hand in Hand
    February 27, 2018 Hope for an Aching Heart, with Margaret Nyman

    As Margaret Nyman watched her husband dying, she described it by saying, “Sometimes anguish and joy are hand in hand.” Read or Listen →

  • Widowhood Is a Beginning
    February 28, 2018 Hope for an Aching Heart, with Margaret Nyman

    Margaret Nyman says widowhood is a beginning. It’s an opportunity to walk with the Lord in new ways, taking on new challenges. Read or Listen →

  • Band-Aids on a Heart
    April 21, 2014 I Will Carry You, with Angie Smith

    Hear Angie Smith's story on today's program. Read or Listen →

  • God Will Carry You
    April 23, 2014 I Will Carry You, with Angie Smith

    "Why did God let my sister die?" Angie Smith faced questions like this from her children. She wanted to instill trust and gratitude in her children. Read or Listen →

  • Two-and-a-Half Peaceful Hours
    April 22, 2014 I Will Carry You, with Angie Smith

    Todd and Angie Smith only had a couple hours with their newborn daughter, Audrey, before her time on this earth was over. Read or Listen →

  • The Death of a Saint--God's Purpose
    November 11, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 12): Leaving a Legacy

    God’s plans for you may be far grander and bigger than you realize. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Joshua 24
  • A Changing of the Guard
    September 15, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 6): Grace in Loss

    Loss is a part of life. Each of us will experience the pain of losing someone close to us. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Joshua 1
  • An Update on Vonette Bright
    July 23, 2004 My Heart Is in His Hands: Remembering Vonette Bright

    Find out how Vonette Bright is doing today, how she has been getting along since her husband's death and how she has faced life without her husband. Read or Listen →

  • Remembering Vonette Bright, Day 3
    February 3, 2016 My Heart Is in His Hands: Remembering Vonette Bright

    Vonette Bright had a passion from the Lord to call women to pray for our nation and our world. Find out why that message was burning on her heart. Read or Listen →

  • Remembering Vonette Bright, Day 4
    February 4, 2016 My Heart Is in His Hands: Remembering Vonette Bright

    What kind of legacy are you building? How will you be remembered? Be encouraged to build a legacy that will last as we remember the life of Vonette Bright. Read or Listen →

  • God’s Glory and Your Finances
    August 24, 2018 Prepared to Carry On

    We’re called to be good stewards of what God has given us, but it’s important to step back and look at the big picture in order to know why that is the case. Read or Listen →

  • Peaceful and Prepared
    August 23, 2018 Prepared to Carry On

    Do you know which three major things you need to have in place in your estate plan? Find out what these essentials are. Read or Listen →

  • How to Care for Caregivers
    July 20, 2011 Sunsets, with Deborah Howard

    When someone you love dies, do they become an angel watching over you? Hospice nurse Deborah Howard takes a biblical look at these types of questions. Read or Listen →

  • Jumping into Your Father's Arms
    July 18, 2011 Sunsets, with Deborah Howard

    A hospice nurse makes an interesting observation. Most believers in Jesus aren’t afraid of being dead, but they are afraid of the dying process. Read or Listen →

  • Letting Go of Someone You Love
    July 19, 2011 Sunsets, with Deborah Howard

    A hospice nurse will explain why you sometimes need to let a loved one go. If you openly talk about and prepare for death, does that show a lack of faith? Read or Listen →

  • Living Like You Are Ready to Die
    July 21, 2011 Sunsets, with Deborah Howard

    Everybody on the planet has at least one thing in common: Everyone is going to face death. Some people don’t want to talk about it, while others are peaceful. Read or Listen →

  • God's Transforming Power
    April 14, 2006 The Well-Dressed Christian Woman

    No matter how far from God some people seem, change is always possible. Today Nancy Leigh DeMoss will talk about some radical transformation. Read or Listen →

  • Feeling Alone in a Crisis
    May 25, 2011 What to Do When Life Falls Apart, with Kim Jaggers

    Kim Jaggers was trying to follow the Lord, doing everything right, yet life kept falling apart. Read or Listen →

  • When the Secrets Come to Light
    May 24, 2011 What to Do When Life Falls Apart, with Kim Jaggers

    "We found your husband’s truck, and there’s a body inside." When Kim Jaggers heard these words, her life would never be the same. Read or Listen →

  • It Is Well
    May 7, 2013 When a Heartbeat Goes Silent, with Mark & Sarah Vroegop

    Mark and Sarah Vroegopp had sung the song “It is Well With My Soul” many times. But looking at an ultrasound, they had the opportunity to live out the song. Read or Listen →

  • It's Okay to Be Silent
    May 9, 2013 When a Heartbeat Goes Silent, with Mark & Sarah Vroegop

    How do you help someone who’s going through tragedy and grief? What do you say when you don’t know what to say? Read or Listen →

  • Trusting God's Choice
    May 8, 2013 When a Heartbeat Goes Silent, with Mark & Sarah Vroegop

    If you were given the choice between learning through a difficult trial or avoiding the trial, which would you choose? Read or Listen →

  • In the Fires of Refinement
    September 20, 2019 You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

    Kerry Tittle experienced something unthinkable. She watched as a tornado destroyed her home, killing her husband and two teenage daughters. Read or Listen →

  • When Tragedy Strikes
    September 23, 2019 You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

    Do you ever feel like your life hasn’t unfolded according to all your hopes and dreams?  Nancy says God can take your disappointment and use it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Chronicles 7:21-27