Hello after Goodbye

My heart is sad today after learning of the death of a young woman. mom to seven children, who died after her courageous battle with breast cancer. Things got very, very hard for her–all stuff I hope to avoid– and I am glad that she is no longer in pain or suffering.  How she loved the Lord and now she is with Him for all eternity, just as I will be someday too.  Even if I live to 100, (and I am aiming to get very healthy again and live to a ripe old age, God willing 🙂  life on this earth is but a blink of the eye compared to forever.
All praise to the One who holds us in the palm of His Hand and who we can trust implicitly,


These are the songs that I looked up this morning:
Be Still my Soul
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
Be still my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.Be still my soul: though dearest friends depart
And all is darkened in the vale of tears;
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart
Who comes to soothe thy sorrows and thy fears.
Be still my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness, all He takes away.

Be still my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, fear, and grief are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still my soul: when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Katharina Von Schlegel

The story  behind the hymn “My Savior First of all”  is that Fanny was told by a minister, “I think it is a great pity that the Master, when He showered so many gifts upon you, did not give you sight.”“Do you know,” replied Fanny, “if at birth I had been able to make one petition to my Creator, it would have been that I should be born blind.”“Why?” asked the clergyman.

“Because when I get to heaven, the first sight that shall ever gladden my eyes will be that of my Savior!”

My Savior First of all

When my life work is ended, and I cross the swelling tide,
When the bright and glorious morning I shall see;
I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side,
And His smile will be the first to welcome me.


I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
And redeemed by His side I shall stand,
I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
By the print of the nails in His hand.

Oh, the soul thrilling rapture when I view His blessèd face,
And the luster of His kindly beaming eye;
How my full heart will praise Him for the mercy, love and grace,
That prepare for me a mansion in the sky.


Oh, the dear ones in glory, how they beckon me to come,
And our parting at the river I recall;
To the sweet vales of Eden they will sing my welcome home;
But I long to meet my Savior first of all.


Through the gates to the city in a robe of spotless white,
He will lead me where no tears will ever fall;
In the glad song of ages I shall mingle with delight;
But I long to meet my Savior first of all.


Finally Home (John loves this song)



of touching a HAND and finding it GOD’S

of breathing NEW AIR and finding it CELESTIAL
        of waking up in GLORY and finding it HOME



Hello After Goodbye


by Legacy Five

Verse 1
We dress in black and we say goodbye, how our hearts break and, oh, how we cry
Yet through we grieve, we still have hope
‘Cause for all hearts of faith, we trust and know

There is a hello after goodbye, a blessed reunion, promised in time
We will be with them far longer than we were without
No doubt, no more tears in our eyes
In that beautiful, wonderful, hello after goodbye

Verse 2
Next time we see them, we’ll never more know
The sorrow and pain of letting go
We’re with them forever, life without end
In that most blessed sweet moment when


We will see them again, be with them again
Laugh and talk like before, sing and worship forever more



Lord, every good gift comes from You.
 (From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/
211. How glorious it is to have the certainty of seeing my Savior face to face and being with Him forever after this life is over
212. There is a beautiful, wonderful “Hello after goodbye” in Heaven with loved ones
213. Playful manatee
214 Squeals of delight from pint sized visitors over gerbil antics 
215. Amy has a brand new body in Heaven that is free from cancer and she is perfectly healed now and praising God
216. A precious new baby growing within Lauren
217. Tenacious plants that can grow and flourish in a sidewalk crack: a good example to me
218. The lavish exchange of beauty for ashes and joy for mourning from God to us

2 thoughts on “Hello after Goodbye

  1. Dear Paula,
    You are a very gifted writer and friend. Please keep this site going as long as possible. It is refreshing and uplifting. I am finding it hard to pray at this time, or at least to pray as I was used to praying. I find it hard to open the Word and drink of His life giving messages, so to see it here is a great help to me. Thank you so much. I wish I was a better follower of Him whom I love. Kathy Geiger


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