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Is Suffering God’s Will?

by Joseph Graber

Is Suffering God's Will?

It’s a question that most of us have asked at some point, is suffering God’s will?  You’re standing at a graveside, pondering the life choices that led to the early death of a loved one and some well meaning person will say, “Well, it was the will of God”.  But deep inside you wonder, “But […]

My Twin Sister

by Joseph Graber

My Twin Sister

Every once in a while I find something in one of my sketch books or notebooks that I think is worth sharing on this blog; the following was a note I posted on Facebook several years ago. My sister Ruth has been visiting us this weekend and we were remembering this post so I thought […]

Two Ways – A Chalk Art Story

by Joseph Graber

Two Ways - A Chalk Art Story

Scared In Sunday School Chalk art has become a very large part of my story.  For the better part of my life I have thought of myself as an artist.  That’s why something I heard in Sunday School once scared me very much. I was a little Amish boy.  In Northwestern Montana the Amish community […]

The Salt of the Earth

by Joseph Graber

The Salt of the Earth

Do you have any friends that really are the ‘salt of the earth’? Al Mendenhall is one such friend for me. Four years ago when I first visited Living Water Fellowship in Bulverde Texas, I discovered that almost everyone there thought of Pastor Al as one of their closest friends. It didn’t take long for […]

Sunrise On 2013

by Joseph Graber

Sunrise On 2013

I watched the sun rise on 2013 from where I am in Fredericksburg, Texas. I’m here for several months working on a film project and the view from my front porch is phenomenal. This is a photo of a recent sunrise from the front porch of our little apartment. As we are starting  a new […]

The Cathedral Concept

by Joseph Graber

The Cathedral Concept

The Cathedral Concept is a life perspective that focuses on our purpose here on earth and our reward once we arrive in heaven.  We used this concept to encourage the crew of Indescribable during production.  During post production it was especially helpful as weeks of editing turned into months of editing and re-editing. That is what the […]

When God’s Answer to Prayer Looks Different

by Joseph Graber

When God's Answer to Prayer Looks Different

I like a good story about an answer to prayer.  Especially when the answer is exactly what was asked for. On Friday morning I was on the way to a funeral for a friend of mine.  Stacie and I were responsible for several items including the program for the service.  We were experiencing a few […]

My Friend Austin

by Joseph Graber

My Friend Austin

On Sunday evening when I heard that Austin had gone to be with the Lord I walked outside under the stars. I thought of his family and what they are feeling now. But then in my mind’s eye I saw a smile on Austin’s face as he gazed into the face of Jesus. So often his family had talked about this- this moment when one of them would be torn away from the earthly family to be with Jesus.

What A Day That Will Be – Dreaming of Heaven

by Joseph Graber

“There is coming day…” It isn’t here yet, but it is coming. “…when no heartaches shall come…” Not even one heartache? No tuggings at the heartstrings because of something, somewhere that isn’t quite right? No more heartaches, not even one. Wow. “…No more clouds in the sky,” We shall see the Son face to face […]

Fear and Faith

by Joseph Graber

Fear and Faith

On a good day when everything is going well I would tell you, if you asked me, that fear was sin. If you asked me the same question on a day of darkness, when the future looks uncertain and I really don’t know what is happening or going to happen,  I might tell you that fear may […]

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