Letters From Readers Of “This Day’s Thought”

Four hundred emails poured in from around the world in response to Kirk Albrecht’s death from those who never knew him, but who were, nonetheless, touched by his life through his technical support of the ministry “This Day’s Thought.” I’ve posted those letters here as a tribute to Kirk. (With the exception of Greg’s letter of introduction to Kirk’s wife, Kelly, I’ve replaced each writer’s name with only their initials and have removed other contact information from their notes.)

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Kelly, this is Greg of This Day’s Thought. We are the Christian Internet ministry that Kirk had been helping for some time.

I am so sorry for your loss of Kirk.

I wanted to share what Kirk did for this ministry, and for so many…

About a year ago, when Eric’s servers were “acting up” Kirk quickly allowed us to use his server(s) and for us to piggy back onto the software he placed on one server so as to allow us to continue to function as a ministry. Over the last year or so, Kirk was always willing to help as needed as problems arose with our e-mailing of daily messages (Thought, Verse, Devotional, Prayer). And he did so not once asking for compensation, but allowing us to send a small amount of monthly money only as we were able.

Kelly, we send out @ 15,000 Christian messages a day to over 10,000 people. When Eric was being challenged back then, if Kirk had not come to our rescue, we probably would have not been able to continue helping so many people as we did. Kirk came to our aid in the most extraordinary way.

I wanted you to know how much of a blessing Kirk was to the ministry of This Day’s Thought, both with his technical help to Eric (which in turn helped us) and then most recently. Kirk allowed us to continue our ministry of encouragement and support to over 10,000 people on a daily basis. For that I am so very grateful.

There is so much that I don’t understand in this world which the Lord has blessed us with…I understand in some ways, and in other ways- I don’t)…I just wanted you to know how much of a blessing your husband was to so many…and certainly how much of a blessing he was to me.

If I may be of any help to you, I will be standing by.

Sincerely,
Greg for This Day’s Thought

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Dear Kelly,
I am a recipient of “This Day’s Thought” and each day, I take a little spiritual break when it comes. I am so saddened today to hear of the loss of your husband, Kirk. As one of the many silent recipients of these daily messages, I would like to say thank you to you and your family. I appreciate the time and talents Kirk gave to provide us with daily inspirations. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
W.P.
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Kelly,
My heart aches for you. My family and I will be praying for you and yours. May God grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
K.S.
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Kelly,
I’m so sorry for the death of Kirk, and no words can comfort you at this moment, but I do know if you stand firm and trust in the Lord, He will help you through this terrible storm.
G.L.
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Kelly,
I wanted to let you know that you and your family will be in my prayers. I’m also 37 and have lost several people that are special to me, but always remember “Those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed” Isaiah 40:31a. Kirk has blessed my life so many times by being a part of this devotion that I receive daily and I thank God for the words of encouragement over the years that I have received due to help from your husband.
God bless and you are in my prayers
S.P. – Lexington, KY
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To the family of Kirk,
My heart and my prayers go out to your family during this incredibly difficult time. I’m sure you are numb with grief, but please know that there are many that are lifting you all before the throne of Grace. May you feel His amazing presence during this time. One of my dearest friends died suddenly three weeks ago at the age of 43, leaving 5 children. I recently found this quote and passed it on to his wife. Perhaps it will encourage you as well… “Faith is….remembering in the midst of my heartache that nothing can change my greatest blessing, His presence with me.” May the Lord bless you and keep you and your family,
M.P.
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Please let Kelly & family know that they are in my thoughts & prayers … I know it’s a difficult time they are facing! God is a merciful Savior & I pray they will feel His love during this awful time of tragedy!
In His Love – C.
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Dear Kelly,
I extend heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this time of bereavement. Although death is most definitely a part of life, we are never prepared when it comes, especially to someone as young as Kirk. Know that earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Thank GOD that Kirk was in Christ and Christ was in him. He is in the Lord’s hands, now, the best place to be! Celebrate Kirk’s life!
D.M. – Washington, DC
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Dear Kelly:
I so very much enjoy the “This days thoughts” and how I have learned from various messages. I am so sorry to learn of the death of your husband, Kirk. I pray for you comfort and understanding at this time in your life, for you and your children, friends and family. I will remember you in prayer. I would like to be more helpful than these few words of encouragement so if you ever need a friend to talk to, please do not hesitate to call me anytime………….I could be a good listener and pray with you and give you words of encouragement. So please call if you ever need to. I suffered with breast cancer, chemo, radiation, diagnosed in early 2000 and treatment for 3 years and sometimes I just needed someone to talk to, vent to or to pray with me and hear words of encouragement. Without the Lord, I would have not handled it as well. I live in Weeki Wachee, FL, 61 year old Christian lady who would be willing to talk and anytime day or night. God bless you and your family for comfort.
I.K. – Weeki Wachee, FL
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This just broke my heart when I saw it. Through the ministry of “This Day’s Thought” I have been touched by the message of God when I needed to hear it most. It is with great sadness that I learn of the loss of one of the fine staff of “This Day’s Thought”. My heart and heartfelt prayers go out to Kirk’s family and friends.
D.
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Dear Kelly,
Please know that Kirk had a significant life. What he did help unknown numbers of us make it through another day. God’s word is certain to speak to our heart if we will just read it. It does not matter much what medium of reading we use. Try to remember the good times with Kirk. May our Lord give you peace that is beyond our understanding and show you and yours His way for your days ahead.
In His Service,
B.G.
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Kelly, et al.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find solace in memories of Kirk, which will last forever.
The work Kirk did for This Day’s Thought touched so many people all over the world. We have all been blessed by his work. Thank you for allowing him to share this type of service with us. You will never know just how many lives he changed.
Love and prayers,
L.M. – Woodstock, GA
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Dear Kelly, my prayers are with you. I pray God’s comfort and peace over you and your family. Kirk was a part of such an awesome ministry!!! I understand he was a major part of keeping this ministry going. I look forward every day to the next “This Days Thought”, Verse, Devotional, Sermon, and Prayer. It just lifts me up everyday and reminds me just how AWESOME our Lord is. Kirk definitely has helped make this possible for a lot of people! He is in God’s arms now!!!! He will be greatly rewarded!! God bless you!!
Love In Christ,
F.G.
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Kelly and family,
My deepest sympathies are with all of you at the moment.
May God be with you all.
Love always,
J.
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We will keep Kelly and the family as well as all of Kirk’s friends in our prayers. This ministry has been a real blessing to me and to those family and friends that I have forwarded it too.
Some people make such an impact in a very short time. It seems as though he has done that.
We will continue to pray for God’s healing hand for all of you.
K.R.
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I LOOK FORWARD, EACH MORNING, TO FIND MY INSPIRATION FOR THE DAY. YOU CAN EXPRESS OUR SINCERE REGRET TO KELLY ON THE LOSS OF HER YOUNG PARTNER. GOD WILL BLESS HER, SURELY.
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You have my heartfelt sympathy, and prayers at this time. Heaven claimed him and God will take you through this build your intimate time with God and let him walk you every step of the way. God Bless and Keep you.
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I KNOW YOUR FEELINGS TODAY WITH THE LOSS OF YOUR HUSBAND AND FATHER OF YOUR CHILDREN. I WENT THROUGH ALL THIS WITH 3 CHILDREN ONE A 9 MTH OLD BABY,YOU HAVE GOD TO DIRECT AND HELP YOU ALWAYS RELY AND DEPEND ON GOD HE WILL NOT FAIL YOU. I HAVE A DEATH MY DAUGHTER IN LAW DIED THE 13 FROM AML LEUKEMIA, WE ARE GOING TO HER WAKE NOW.I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU,GOD BE WITH YOU SHOWERING YOU WITH LOVE AND MERCY
Our God is the God of creative miracles! He does great and marvelous things for those who love and trust Him. The heavens cannot even contain the God we serve!
You may be struggling with an impossible situation today. But be encouraged! There is no limit to what God can do! Even the heavens cannot contain Him!
GOD’S BLESSINGS AND LOVE, S.
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I just subscribed yesterday, but this note brought me to tears. I’m so so sorry for your loss.
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Dear Kelly,
I was very moved by Greg’s tribute to your husband, Kirk. I didn’t know him and you don’t know me, but we are “sisters-in-loss”. I too lost my husband to a sudden and unexpected heart attack. There is nothing I can say to ease your pain at this very moment except that the Lord will hold you and your children close to Him during this difficult time.
Please be sure to SAVE THIS E-MAIL because there will come a time when you may want to chat on line and connect with someone who truly knows what you are experiencing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Regards, G.T.
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Kelly, Sorry to here about your lost, but it is God’s gain. Just keep in mind that Kirk is smiling down on you right now. No matter what happens just know that God is only a prayer/small talk away.
Prayer is the Key….Faith unlocks the Door
L.G.
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Lifting prayer for Kirk’s family in Georgia!
May Kirk rest in peace and rise in Glory!
In Christ –
J.S.- St. James/Macon, GA
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Kelly, you and your children are in my prayers. May God be with you and
your family.
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Please pass along my sincere sympathies to Kelly. I can relate to her loss. My husband passed away due to a brain tumor in January of this year. He was 36 and we have two children 10 and 5. I would be happy to visit with her if she needs someone to talk to who understands what she may be feeling. A friend of mine at church told me the other day to think of it as a temporary separation and he is just living in a nicer house.
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Dear Kelly,
As an expectant and eager reader of “This Days Thought” it is not often that the “Thought’s” human component manifests itself. Today, it has in a profound way. I feel confident that many thousands of readers join me in expressing their sadness at your great loss. Thank you for sharing your husband who was clearly a very special person from the “thought” below, with us.
We look forward to the day when the excruciating pain that comes our way in this life from time to time, turns into eternal, unbounded joy at being reunited in the magnificent presence of the Almighty Creator of the Universe and His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Blessing on you and your family,
Semper Fidelis,
R.P. Colonel, USMC (Ret)
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It is always sad when someone passes away,it is even sadder when so young and special. I have benefitted from Kirk’s work,I appreciate it very much. He made a wonderful differeence in my life even though I have never met him. Convey to his loved ones my sincere deep sadness. May peace comes to all.
In deep sadness,
M.
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May God be with you in your time of sorrow and grief.
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Kelly & Children,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have asked that God help you manage in the next weeks. We know that God loves us but it is so hard to trust Him when we are feeling the loss of anyone close to us. He will be there for you when you go to him. I pray that He will provide for you and give you friends to help you along. I know you know that Kirk is with the Lord. Please don’t expect yourself to be a super person: You will have your own time to adjust and grieve in your own way. Just be yourself and know that you are loved. Hug your children. I will pray for you and for them.
D.R. – Juneau, Alaska
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Kelly,
I just want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers. I pray for God to give you strength and comfort during this time. God did say he would never leave you nor forsake you. I believe that and I hope you do to. God rest the soul of Brother Kirk, and let us be mindful that we shall see him again in Glory. God bless you and your family.
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I am so sorry to hear about Kirk. I know he rests in the arms of the Lord. There are so many of us who sit at our desks everyday and look forward to the message of the day. He has done a great deal of good.
Change is very difficult for us to accept and it is so much a part of our daily life, of our human existence. I pray for his family to accept God’s will.
Kirk is now their personal angel who has walked in human relationships and understands their needs.
God has already blessed us all with having known Kirk.
A.G.
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My thoughts and prayers go out to Kelly and the family. It is a hard time but remember that FAITH…..FAMILY AND FRIENDS (in that order) will help you go on.
God bless
S.S. – Aurora Hills
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I am so sorry for your loss and would like you to know that as soon as I read the message said a prayer asking the Lord to minister peace to you and your children. Being 34, myself that hits close to home and being the father to 11 children I can understand what a loss your children will feel as well as you his wife.
I pray that you will find the peace that will be more than enough to sustain you through this terrible time in your life. Never forget however, that God’s grace is more than enough to keep you.
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Hi Kelly.
As a bit of a techie, I always appreciate the work the back room boys do. This Day’s Thought has been encouraging, though-provoking and often challenging. Without Kirk’s contribution this would not have been possible.
I pray God will comfort and strengthen you and your family.
S.T. – Harlow, UK
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Dear Kelly:
My wife of 34 years was widowed at 24 years old and left with two small children. So, I know something of what you’re experiencing right now. As I read the information about your husband’s death I stopped to pray for you and your children. I promise to do that several more times of the next few days.
May you know God’s grace and peace during these days.
J.S.
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My heart goes out to Kirk’s wife and children. Please extend my sympathies. We never know about tomorrow, only God knows. May He wrap his loving arms around Kelly and the children and comfort them.
Thank you for all you do in “This Days Thought”. I enjoy it.
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Dearest Kelly: I don’t know you, but I was so saddened to hear the news of the loss of your husband yesterday. I cannot begin to imagine the sadness and grief you feel right now. I will pray that the Lord will hold you close, comforting you, blessing you and reassuring you. He promises to be the husband to the widow, and I know He will provide for you and your children! May you feel His loving presence during this very difficult time.
Blessings — J.B.
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We can’t even begin to understand why something like this would happen, but He knows. Very very sad for Kelly and the family but, for Kirk, he is safe in the arms of Jesus.
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Kelly,
I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Receiving these messages has truly changed my life for the better, as I did not have a good spiritual foundation growing up, and it encouraged me to learn and grow in the Lord. I thank you, and Jesus for Kirk’s part in this. May God be with you and your family and bless you always!
With Deepest Sympathy,
L.L.
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God is our Sustainer, The Holy Spirit our Comforter, & Jesus our all in all. I met a young woman who shared that her father died about 3 weeks before & what helped her most was reading the Psalms. She cried many tears & the hurt always eased as God ministered to her. God be with you all. G.
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Dear Kelly,
I thank you for your husband who has allowed me to continue to get the Days Thought messages. This Days Thought Messages continue to touch so many, many Christians lives each and everyday. It has brought deliverance to many. Souls were saved just by reading one days message. This was made possible because of Kirk. God chooses whom he wants to do his will and isn’t it an honor to be one of his chosen ones. I can only believe that by Kirk being a Godly man you are certainly a Godly women by his side. May God Bless you and your Family and I will continue to keep you in my prayers during this time.
P.S. I’m sure Kirk is in heaven now smiling with God and God saying to him “Job well done my son”
L.S. – Upper Marlboro, MD
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Hi Kelly
There is very little one can say to comfort you and your family in this tragedy of life. Just know that someone from far away New Zealand cares for you as well, of course, as our God.
Blessings
D.T. – New Zealand
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We r very thank ful for all the efforts that kirk has put in & i do pray for his soul. I still remember the time when this days thought was off air .Forwarding these messages was my first work at my office everyday ,those days wen these mails were removed i used to feel that a most essential part of my job was missing,thanx to Kirk the issue was solved…..
May god bless his family …….
M.U. – India
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To Kelly and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Knowing that Kirk was someone hugely responsible for the daily uplifting message – and hearing also of his passing – compels me to hold you all in my prayers every day.
Draw your strength from God and allow Him to use others for you to lean upon in the days and weeks ahead.
God bless you all.
P.L.
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I am so sorry to hear about your husbands sudden passing. You are in my prayers Kelly and your family. So sad he was so young…my heart aches for you. May the good Lord protect and comfort you as you carry this very heavy cross.God Be with You.
M.S. – Massachusetts
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Dear Kelly and family,
You will stay in our prayers. I’m so very sorry for your loss. This ministry has blessed me and so many others for quite a while. I know that Kirk’s love will live on through you and your family.
With deepest sympathy,
S.B. – Nashville, TN
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Kelly and Children,
I am saddened to hear of your loss. I pray that God will give you strength and surround you with His Love and Peace as you go thru the days ahead.
Sincerely,
L.F.
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I read the thought everyday and help with my everyday problem…I didn’t know your husband but in the spirit world are related……You and family will be in my prays..May God be with you in time of grief….Be strong and contiune to pray…..I Love as sister in christ.
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Kelly, I am greatly saddened by your loss. So young… gone so suddenly. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Only in Eternity will Kirk’s service, sacrifice and devotion to the Lord Jesus be shown for huge impact it had — the many people reached and encouraged, lifted, and even saved.
I know that our Lord Jesus will comfort you and give you the peace that endures and provide ALL your needs.
God bless you and your family and all who loved Kirk.
He helped to deliver encouragement to my life, and I thank God for that and for him.
D.D.
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Dear Kelly and Family
Please accept my sincere condolences over your loss. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and sadness you must be going through right now. I only recently started receiving “This Days Daily Thought but it has been a real blessing. Thanks for sharing your husband with the rest of us in this very real way. Please accept my continued prayers for you and your family.
B.
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Kelly,
I am sooo deeply saddened at hearing of the loss of Kirk. What a wonderful man and ministry he had for so many of us! I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family during this time.
Sincerely,
N.B.
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My prayers are with this family! Each week I place a thought from these emails in our churches bulletin. These thoughts have blessed many, including myself. I am grateful for all the work that goes into this ministry! I have 2 children ages 3 and 10 months, and I know how hard being a parent can be! You have my deepest sympathy in the lose of your husband. Just always remember to trust in the Lord – he will be your strength! God bless you and your family!
N.W. – Spring Creek
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So very sorry to hear of the loss of Kirk. Loss shouldn’t actually be the word to use because he really is not lost, we know where he is, it’s just that he is not here in the way that he was before. Praying for the Lord to strengthen all of you, until you meet again
P.C. – Indianapolis, IN
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Dear Kelly,
I don’t know you nor did I know your husband but I wanted to write to you anyhow!
Every day I am blessed receiving my “This Day’s Verse” and so I am so thankful that God placed Kirk here on earth and in such prominent place of work. It is a comfort to know that Kirk is with the Lord in his AWESOME LOVING PRESENCE!!! I know it is probably hard but take peace in that and hide in God’s love and peace at this time. My prayers are with you and your family!
God bless you abundantly!
H.M.
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Please tell Kelly I will remember her and her family in prayer. Only Heaven will tell us why God allows these things. But we can pray that as Kirk’s life was not lived in vain, but in service to the Lord, his death will not be in vain and pray that for the many many who receive your daily reminder’s of God’s Word, that we may all take to heart, “We have only one life, it will soon be passed, and only what’s done for Christ will last.” In Christian Love, D.G.
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Dear Kelly,
There is no way to put into words the feelings we have at receiving the message from This Day’s Thought concerning your husband’s recent death. Your grief must seem unbearable. The gift of technical assistance that Kirk gave in the ministry has enabled ‘This Day’s Thought’ to be a daily encouragement and inspiration to me and to many others. My prayer is that the Lord will give you the strength you need to endure the sorrow and to take one moment at a time. May Kirk’s contribution be multiplied in others through the inspiration he has been. And may the Comforter enfold you and yours in His arms in a special way during this time.
In Christian Love,
L.O., pastor’s wife
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Dear Kelly,
May God’s loving hand be with you now in this your time of sorrow. Thank God for the beauty that he gave us in Kirk.
F.M.
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My name is L.A. my father also past way due to a hart attack. Sometime it is hard to understand what the Lord has for us. But in the darkest time just remember he has a plan. I pray that the Lord prepares you for this episode in your life. I know that you will find comfort you and your children will find comfort in the Lord. My deepest condolences. God bless you and your family.
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Dear Kelly,
I was very sad to hear about Kirk, especially because of his age, and the loss for you and your children. I could only think of the words, that “the Lord never makes an error” and it was His decision to permit your husband to be taken into eternity. Based on what Greg said in his E-mail about Kirk being a fine Christian person for whom you all can give thanks, I’m sure he will be in a wonderful place where he will even see and be together with other loved ones who have preceded him into the beyond. May I add my sincerest condolences to the many you will receive from your family and friends. Be assured of our prayers at this difficult time for you and your children, that you can remain strong and that the Lord will send the Holy Spirit as the Comforter to you.
With love and compassion in Christ,
C.G. – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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Hi I am writing from Gold Coast Australia to express my great appreciation for the encouragement that your ministry is to me and friends within my Church.
I thank you all for your faithfulness and particularly at this time for Kirk and what the Lord has used him to do through you.
Please pass on my appreciation to Kelly and assurance of my prayers to the family for a job “Well Done”. We never know the Lord’s time for us but He calls us only to be faithful. Kirk was such a one and we are thankful for the impact of his life upon so many.
Blessings,
N.G. – Gold Coast Australia
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To Kelly,
I pray that you are blessed with many happy memories of a lovely, giving man and husband. I pray that those memories will give you the strength that you need for yourself as well as your young children.
Much love and warmth,
B.
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Kelly and family,
Just wanted to let you know, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love in Him,
K.M.
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Hello Kelly,
My heart goes out to you at this hard, hard time. Please know that God continues to be in control and He loves you and your family. How marvelous that you had a shared life with such a talented wonderful man. Kirk will continue to be with you in your heart as you celebrate his life.
God bless you and keep you.
C.
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MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU WITH YOUR LOSS. MAY GOD GRANT YOU KELLY, AND YOUR CHILDREN STRENGTH AND COURAGE IN THIS TERRIBLE SHOCK AND GRIEF. I HAVE A SON WHO IS 38 WITH YOUNG FAMILY AND HE JUST STARTED PREACHING THE GOSPEL FULL TIME LAST YEAR AND IT MUST BE BEYOND UNDERSTANDING WHY ONE WOULD BE TAKEN SO YOUNG BUT GOD KNOWS MORE THAN WE DO AND I DAILY HAVE TO PUT MY TRUST IN HIM TO TAKE CARE OF THINGS OVER WHICH I HAVE NO CONTROL. YOU WILL BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. GOD BLESS.
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Hi Kelly,
My name is T. I’m very sorry to hear of Kirk home going. I know you will miss him, but God loved him more. I pray God continue to strengthen you and your family. I thank God that Kirk came into this ministry when he did. I myself was going through a terrible time and I truly needed to hear a word from God. That is when I learned of this ministry and a few days later is when the ministry went off the net. I thank God for Kirk’s help. Know this, with all the prayers coming from us to God for you, God will send his angels to comfort you and your family.
God loves you and so do I. I will keep you in my prayers.
Love you
T.
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Psalm 91 (NIV)
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. [1]
2 I will say [2] of the LORD , “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Father, we ask today for your wing, the shadow of your spirit, your presence with Kelly and the children this day. We pray that you would hear their cries, receive their grief and loneliness, answer their prayers and comfort them today and always. Be with them Father at this time and in their place and need right now.
In Jesus’ Name
amen
T.C.
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Our prayers go out the Kirk and his family. Please pass on that we will be praying for God’s comfort in this time of insurmountable grief. I have been blessed by your ministry…thank you and may our great God give you peace and comfort in this difficult time.
In Christ Always!
D.V.
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My deepest sympathies go out to Kelly and her family. It is always hard to deal with a loss such as this. Thankfully he has left behind a legacy of spreading the word and Christian love. Thank you for allowing him to assist with this program and for all he did. This truly makes my day so many times.
Sincerely:
K.&D.W.
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Dear Kelly,
I am so sorry to hear of this news. Through God’s provision, everything will work out. Keep your eyes on Him.
Kirk is with Jesus now, the best place to be…and a place I look forward to go to when my time here is over.
Have faith, Sweet Sister….Take care…
In Christ’s Tender Care,
K.
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My deepest sympathies.
You can rest assured that you and the entire family, together with Kirk will be in my prayers.
M.R.
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Kelly,
I am very sad for the loss of your husband, Kirk.
Although we can question why at such a young age, we can rest assured that he is in the hands of Our Heavenly Father.
I said a prayer for you and your children, and pray GOD`s peace will be with you and your family.
Here is a favorite passage of scripture of mine that I hope you`ll like:
Rev 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
May GOD indeed bless you and your family.
R.M. – Oil City, Pennsylvania
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Dear Kelly,
My name is E. and I knew of your husband Kirk only through This Day’s Thought. However, I would like to tell you that I give you my deepest sympathies and prayers. I once heard that only very special people are brought home early in their life by God because of a heart attack. Most people take 80-some years to give away all of the love in their hearts that He gives us. Kirk must have loved completely selflessly, purely, and wonderfully to have done so in 37 years.
With you in my prayers and thoughts,
E.
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Kelly, my sypathies are with you and your children because of your loss. I know you must feel really sad at this time. Also there is so much to rearrange in your lives now. God will see you through these things and ease your way. Trust in him. In Ecclesastes 12: verse 6-7 you can be assured that your loved one is with God now. God knows all the reasons, in time, perhaps we shall learn those reasons. Keep in the faith !
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Dear Kelly and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of your unexpected loss! May God’s presence bless you and guide you and meet every need.of your family!
Sincerely, G.O.
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Kelly,
I’ve been getting This Day’s Thought and This Day’s Verse for a while now and there have been so many times it blessed me or helped me with a lesson for youth group. I’m sure it’s been the same with MANY other people as well. I am so sorry about your loss. Your husband, by being involved in This Day’s Thought has touched many lives and will be rewarded for all his hard work for Jesus. Jesus is with you now.
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
A.B.
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To the family of Kirk,
My sincere condolences to Kirk’s family.
I am praying for your whole family, that the Great Comforter may greatly help you in these saddest moments.
These prayers for you and much more I will pray to the Creator who takes care of everything.
God bless you.
R.
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Dear Kelly,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Kirk. I have not lost my husband, but this past October I lost my 19-yr-old son in an accident, so perhaps I have a glimpse of what your loss is like. I am praying for you.
L.
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Kelly,
You are in our prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. The This Day’s Thought ministry has been a blessing in my life and my husband’s. We look forward to it each day. We are so thankful that Kirk had an important part in this ministry.
The Lord keep you and bless you. The Lord make His eyes to shine upon you. May He comfort your and keep you in His hand. You are loved by Him and by those of us who share this loss with you.
In Christ,
L.R. & D.R. – Howe, Texas
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Kelly,
My prayers are with you and your family. I know it has to be hard so I will not say that it isn’t. But as you are going through just know that the Lord has you in the palm of his hand.
I felt lead to respond to this email because there has been so many days that this site has help me out. You know we do not have to know each other but to know that we are all living for the Master is enough. Take care and again my deepest sympathy.
Sincerely your sister in Christ.
B.
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Dear Kelly,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and to your family as you seek God’s mercy and comfort during this great loss. We give thanks for Kirk’s life and the way God used his gifts and talents to touch so many that he never met. Thank you for sharing him with this wonderful ministry and know that his efforts will have eternal ramifications and may God’s peace be your portion today and always.
God’s grace to you and your family,
Rev. J.B. – Tempe, Arizona
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Dear Kelly,
I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. This Day’s Thought, which I know Kirk was instrumental with, has certainly made a difference in my life. God bless you and your family.
J. – Waynesville, North Carolina
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Dear Kelly and family,
I am sorry to hear of Kirk’s sudden passing. His work made a difference to me as this day’s thought/verse have become an important part of my work day. Thank you for the things you have done, and sacrifices you made to support him in his work with this ministry.
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I got chills all over my body when I read this. My deepest sympathy to you Kelly. May God comfort you and may he reveal his ultimate plan for you and yours so you can have the peace that passes all of our understanding. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ bless you today.
M.
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Kelly, my name is B. I’m fixing to be a college student at Texas Tech in Lubbock, TX. i want to thank you for sharing your husband with this ministry. i know this ministry has continually given me a smile on my face at the beginning of each day when i check my email. it has had an impact on me and the people around me. it’s amazing how huge God’s picture is. the ripple-effect of his plan is amazing. my prayers are with you and your family. i’m thankful for the man i never knew. God bless
B.M.
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May the Lord be always with you and your family Kelly. I know these words will seem insignificant but they are sent with feeling and I will hold you in my prayers.
J. – Middlesbrough
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Dear Family,
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy. I do not know you or your family, but you are my brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray that you will find peace, comfort, and above love in the arms of your Loving Savior. He will guide you throught this time and my prayer is that you will rely on Him as well as those around you. I want to thank you and your family for sharing the husband and father of your family, Kirk, with those around him. I have only been receiving “This Day’s”… for two weeks now and I just signed my husband up with them as well. This ministry has been an amazing blessing to my family and I want to thank you for Kirk’s sharing in this wonderful ministry. May God bless you and be with you now in your time of need.
In Christ’s Love,
B.&N.G – Atlanta, GA
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Kelly,
I cease the moment to express my deepest sentiments on this sad and trying event. I am 40 year old and I feel this death very close…not enough as you and the children would! There is this one thing we know for sure: Jesus has him with Him now, and He is with you as He always has. Take heart and good courage.
Sincerely,
J.A. – Togo YFC
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Dear Kelly,
My condolences to you and your family on losing your husband and father of your children. I have a son who is 37 with young children and I pray they never go through the anguish you must be feeling to lose such a young partner. My heart goes out to you and I will pray for you and your children and your families on both sides. God bless you.
Sincerely,
J.M.
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Kelly Bless you in this time of your loss. This web site has been of great value to the Body of Christ. I read it every day and send it to friends on my list of about 30. We will be praying for you during this time. I have a son who just turned 40 and I don’t know what I would do if this happened to him. Like you I would surely turn my face to the Lord and ask for His help and grace during this time. Bless you S.
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Hi, Dear Kelly
Thank you for letting Kirk be part of our daily life through this day’s thought. We don’t know what to say and how to say it but be sure you and your family will be on our prayers. blessings and peace
love
E.&W. – Toronto, Canada
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Dear Family of Kirk,
I have only been a recipient of this letter for a few months but it has blessed me, my friends and loved ones over and over. Like the penny doubled everyday (it becomes over 5 million dollars in a month!) the encouragement and inspiration from this venture Kirk was involved in has changed the attitude of a day, lifted up sad friends, convicted in just the right places and in just the right ways (causing God pleasing changes) and was spread to many others that are not even known to those who assemble the address book it’s sent to. I pray you are comforted and encouraged to an equal degree that Kirk’s efforts were to hundred’s of others in need. I assure you, God knows what He’s doing even though it sure might not seem sensible to you at this time.
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Kelly,
Although this may be the darkest hour of your life, losing your husband and the father of your children. You will ask God over and over – Why? I can tell you that there is only one way to get through your loss, pray to the Lord each and every day. Cast the tremendous burdon on His shoulders. “Footsteps” is true. He will carry you and your family through no matter how hard it is for you.
How do I know? My son, D., was 16 when he died in a tragic car wreck, on April 15, 2003. He was a passenger in a car with 3 other boys. The four were heading to the golf course to play in a school match. My wife, A., and my two other boys, C. (15) and N. (10), get through each day through the power of answered prayer. It’s been 15 months today, and only through God’s Grace and Mercy, is the pain a bit easier to bear. But, I guarantee you, you can do it if you believe in answered prayer. God will respond. You will feel the uplift. Things will happen and you will know He helped you through the hour, or the day. Things will happen which cannot be explained in any other way except as a miracle from God.
Isaiah 57: 1-3 may help you. It helped me. Sometimes God chooses the brightest and the best for his work in heaven. He has a plan for them greater than we can see and understand. He spares them from all evil and suffering in the earthly life and welcomes them to paradise as his special ones. They are ready and only God knows this. I know my son fits this plan. We know we will join them again one day.
I hope you get some comfort from this. I have.
Reply if you wish and I will respond again.
God Bless you and your family. I will pray for you.
Thanks,
D.H.
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Dear Friends In Christ:
It is with much saddness that we have learned of the sudden passing of Kirk, a brother we never had the chance to meet, yet feel connected, due to his servant heart thru this ministry. I pray that you may be able to let God carry you through this time and into the future, in praise and thanks giving, knowing that your husband, father, son and brother is with his Lord.
I buried my mother this past February, after a short but quickly dibilitating onset with ALS and lung disease. The comfort we felt then, and still do today is that we know that she is with her Lord and Saviour. We miss her, and at the same time look forward to seeing her again, when we get to join her.
Comfort to all of You.
D.
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I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Kelly and family in the lose of her beloved husband, Kirk. He is with the Angels and our Awesome and Wonderful Lord and Savior. We are striving to get there too. We lost our only Son, D., two years ago, but we know where he is – in Paradise. In Christ we pray for you, B. P.S.Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy This day’s thought. I share a lot with my church.
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I am so sorry. My name is A. (A’ie. to my friends) and by providence, I happened to get this site. It has been a tremendous blessing! I had a couple of quirky problems after being attacked by a virus and worm. I let you guys know, and next thing, POOF, no more problems. It had to be your husband.
If you need someone to talk to, need extra prayers, etc., here’s my e-dress. — You may feel alone, but I promise you, you are not.
A lot of love and prayers,
= ) A’ie
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We are truly sorry for your loss, please accept our best wishes.
B.&J.H. – Lakewood Colorado
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Dear Kelly,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Kirk. While we know he has gone on to be with Christ our Lord and will finally be able to look into His awesome eyes, the loss you feel here on earth will still be tremendous and heartbreaking. I pray that you and your family will find peace in the knowledge that you will see him again some day and that he and our Lord are strong in your hearts and by your sides.
R.M.
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Our thoughts are with you Kelly and your family at this sad moment. May the strength of the Lord be with you all.
Kind regards,
R.T. – Townsville Queensland Australia
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To Kelly,
Your husband, Kirk allowed God to use his gifts and talents to be a real blessing to many, many people all over the world. You should know that God has promised a resting to all of His saints. Although I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Kirk, I do believe that he has received the promise of God and is at complete peace and rest. My prayer for you is that you will be comforted by the presence of God and that you too will be at peace knowing that your husband has found a resting place with God the Father. May our God forever bless and keep you and your family in His Care, You should Thank God for allowing you to share in the life of one of His angels!
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Dear Kelly,
So sorry. Trust the Lord will bless you beyond measure … in this time of “beyond sorrow.”
Suffering comes in many forms … sometimes the deepest is the lonely ache of sadness. However, God is in it all … and …
Suffering is not wasted
by God;
When pain’s depths are tasted
by man.
Discipline does not come
from God;
Out of caprice, or glum
for man.
If the Lord takes the plough
to man;
A crop is purposed, now,
for God.
R.D., July 5, 2004
May the Lord comfort and sustain,
R.
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Hi Kelly
It definately came as a shock to me, but when i heard i felt like it was someone so close to me and only didn’t shed a tear because i fought it. This tells me how important it was to me to have his ministry work in my like and how much it affected me.
I just want to remind you our earthly status if feable but God has a plan for each of us beond this world. May the good Lord bless you with His Comfort and rememember he is always by your side.
I’ll definatly miss him, and i will be praying for you and your family every time i do.
” Joh 16:22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. ”
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Dear Kelly, Kirk’s death is a beginning for him, but is a heartbreaker for all who have benefited from his work at This Day’s Thought. The number of times I have forwarded the messages to my Sunday School class and other friends are uncountable. May the Holy Spirit lift up you and your children and help you find peace. J.S. and New Beginnings SS Class
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Kelly & her family are in my prays.
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Kelly-
I’m so sorry to hear about the death of your husband. Although I didn’t know him from what I gather he was a generous man. Dedicated to the cause of Christ. I can’t imagine what you are going through. I do know that God is faithful. He has not forgotten you. He is the God of ALL grace…he will himself strengthen and protect you…
1 Peter 5:10…. Remember “don’t doubt in the darkness what you knew in the light”…God is on your side. So are so many others. Your husband has ministered to me through this ministry,… thanks for doing your part as well.
In my prayers,
B.M. – Cedar Lake, Indiana
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Ms. Kelly and children:
I am so very sorry you have lost your dear husband and daddy – I will keep y’all in my prayers – May God’s peace surround and comfort you as we know only His peace can.
Love, a devoted reader of This Days Thought
N.
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To Kelley and family-
We are so sorry for your loss-We wil have you in our prayers- We miss the ones the Lord calls home, but one day soon, we too will be in His presents–and also get to see our loved again-
Lord’s Blessings for you-
D.K.
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Kelly,
Although I do not know you, I do extend condolences to you and your family. I love to start my day off with message@thisdaysthought.org.
It sounds like Kirk was a wonderful man. I will pray for God to give you His Peace and comfort to you and your family during this very difficult time.
Isn’t it wonderful to know that God loves us so much that he sent his only begotten Son to die for us and our sins? One day we will be reunited with our loved ones in heaven! I can’t wait to be held in the arms of Jesus. Your husband already has. Heaven is real.
God loves you and so do I.
D.
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Kelly and family,
So sorry to hear of your husbands passing. I will put you on my prayer list. I am a widow of 4 _ yrs, so I feel your pain, ……
God Bless you all,
G.K.
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Kelly, I didn’t know your husband nor do I know you or your children but God knows you and will continue to supply you with strength, love, guidance, a big shoulder to shed many tears. Everyday I look forward to these messages to make my day brighter, to make me think more, a nice hello from God through many voices. He was a true missionary for God and now he rests in the hands of God. May His Spirit give you comfort at night, love for your children. What a reunion it will be in Heaven when all the saints come marching home.
C.B. – Bonfield, Illinois
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Kelly,
May God bless you with abundant grace as you face the days ahead. I am so sorry for your loss.
In Christ’s Love,
S.S.
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Kelly,
I’m so sorry about your loss. The work your husband did has really blessed me and many others, I am sure. You and your family are in my prayers.
My deepest sympathies,
K.
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Please accept my condolences for your loss of Kirk. I know that he is in a better place and please know that the 37 years he gave were more than some others 50-100 years. He will truly be missed and will be the number one angel that gives out true devotion. J.
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Dear Kelly,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Greg said he was such a vital part of this ministry and I have got to tell you how wonderful this ministry has been to me in particular. I am mostly secluded taking care of my own family and now my grandbabies so my daughter can finish her teaching degree. So that doesn’t leave me alot of interaction with the outside world. With my brothers and sisters in Christ. And there are times I am in desperate need of some fellowship between Lord’s Day and small group. And then God directed my to this site.
Kelly, I was going through “issues” and I am not kidding, God used all of these ministries:This Days Thought, Verse, Devotional…and He spoke to me on exactly what I needed to hear at the time. And he still does! These are all God’s messages to me! Or sometimes they are for me to encourage someone else with and I pass them on.
What I am saying is that because your husband was a big part of this, he has blessed my life and I just wanted you to know that. God worked through him to help me. And I appreciate it so much!! I know that our God will be close by you and will be your comforter. I pray peace for you and your children and just to see God working in your lives to confirm His love for you all.
God bless you richly,
V.S.
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What a shame. His work has been a blessing to me for several weeks now. As a dabbler in computers, I know what skill it takes to keep a network going. And as a physician I’ve run into the shock and heartache of losing loved ones at such an early age. Of course your family is in my prayers.
J.S.PhD. – Denver
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Dear Greg,
Good morning from Yunnan, China Our prayers are with Kelly and family. Don’t know what to say but will pray that God will send angels and servants to stand with them
L.Y. – Yunnan, China
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You are on my heart and in my prayers during this difficult time in your life. Just KNOW that no matter what comes your way, God’s gotcha and will never let you go–He promised!
In His Grip,
L.N.
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Kelly:
God is now using Kirk to help Him as Kirk has fulfilled his earthly duties for the Lord. Please know you are being lifted up in prayer and that God is good…all the time. Thank Him and praise Him for Kirk being a christian, for now you and your loved ones will once again see Kirk in God’s time. I know he is saving his family a place in heaven. God bless you during this trial and please accept my deepest sympathy.
S.
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May God be with you and your family every step of the way. Many prayers go up for you from the B. family.
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Kelly~ Please know that you are a child of GOd and he will comfort you in these days ahead. I will be praying for you and your loss, and also for peace in your soul, and the knowing that you two will be together again someday. May the Lord bless you and comfort you. I thank you for sharing your husband with us, and allowing him to bless our lives. We love you!!
In Him~
L.R.
When someone you loves becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure!! My soul cries out for you!!
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Dear Kelly
My love and prayers are with you. The ministry your husband enabled has
touched me greatly over this last year. Thank God for him. We will meet in
glory.
With love in Christ
J.
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My thoughts and prayers will be with Kelly and her family in this difficult time. I know that This Day’s Thought has helped me through some very difficult times the past year and I appreciate everyone’s efforts that get it out to us. what a tragedy and what an important time to trust in God’s will.
God Bless
E.
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Kelly,
I will pray for you and your family. B.B.
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Kelly…
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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L.
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Dear Kelly,
What a shock. I have enjoyed the Daily Thought feature so much, and never thought before about who put it together. Now he is gone. No words are possible except for a prayer that you and your family will find the strength to walk with God through this awful time. L.G.
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My earnest, heartfelt prayers goes out to you and your family Kelly. During my time of tribulation, I looked forward to and still look forward to reading The Day’s Thought. The ministry that your husband was a part of enabled me to stay in the race. They were always on time! Just when thought I could go no further, This Day’s Thought would encourage me. Let me encourage you by say: You can make it, you can make it. These trials you’re going through, God’s gonna show you just what to do. You can make it! You can make it. I don’t know all that’s going on, but God won’t let it last too long; you’re not in this thing alone, you can make it! Father God in the precious name of your Son Jesus. I am asking that you comfort this family during their time of bereavement. Let them know that you are there; send them strength Lord and supply their need according to your riches in glory. Fill the empty void they may fill with your presence. Don’t let their hearts be troubled Lord, but give them peace in the midst of this time. Let your Spirit rest, rule and abide with each one of them. In Jesus’ name I pray … Amen!!!
K.W.
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Dear Kelly,
I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear about your precious Kirk. I am a sucriber of This Day’s Thought. I know my life has been blessed and changed by his wonderful gift and ministry.
I pray that the Lord of all comfort, the great High Priest who has felt every hurt and every pain we have ever had comfort you in your days, months and years ahead. I pray you will find the grace to tap into the peace that passes all understanding, and come to walk in a supernatural strength Jesus has to give to you.
If there is something I can do in anyway please don’t hesitate to click on reply. We are all part of the body of Christ, we are family. Again I send my deepest regrets to you Kelly and your entire family.
S.A.
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Dear Kelly,
I am certainly praying with you regarding your and this world’s loss. I am a new subscriber to these devotions and definitely appreciate the enhancement to our walk with God.
You and your family have my deepest sympathy and my fervent prayer.
God Bless you in your time of need.
Sincerely,
D.
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My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time!
Sincerely,
B.E. – Charlotte, NC
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Dear Kelly,
I am so sorry to hear about Kirk. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always. I will pray that you feel God’s presence and His loving arms around you for strenth and courage to get you through Kirk’s loss. I will put you and your family on our prayer list. May God bless you and keep you. P.G.
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Dear Kelly and family,
I am deeply sorrowful for your loss but I am happy for his gain. I know that your family has experienced a great tragedy but my prayer is that the purpose for this happening will be revealed and that you all will receive some answers to the questions that are sure to be going through all of your minds. I thank God for the ministry that was placed in your husband’s heart and I am extremely grateful for this days thought that is sent through e-mail. I have been blessed through each and every one. May God continue to keep your family and I will keep you all in my prayers.
God Bless You All
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Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this much difficult time. Please remember that God is with you and will never leave you. It is important to remember also that the memories of your loved one will be with you in your heart forever. Peace be with you and your family. Sincerely,
T.B.
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Dear Kelly and family
Our hearts go out to you in your grief. Kirk was much too young to leave all of you…and us! I want to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed his messages for the past year. It is simply wonderful to begin my day with thoughts that lead my heart to God ….and for the rest of the day! May our loving Lord wrap His arms of comfort and peace around you and your family. My prayers are with you.
G.T. – Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
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May God in His Grace give you the strength to know that your husband is Home with the Lord. This ministry is a fundamental part of my day. it’s like breakfast for the soul. May God bless you, Kelly, and know that God takes the best ones first! Kirk must have been a best one!
Thanks,
B.R.
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Kelly,
Words cannot describe how your husband, Kirk, has touched so many lives with his computer knowledge, expertise and personal equipment. The thoughts, verses, and devotionals from Bonnie and whom ever else involved, are more than blessings to me and my families and friends. They have been “life-changing”, “eye-opening”, “heart-transformation” words from the Lord at just the right time. They have never failed! Just like our precious Lord Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit.
May “He grant you out of the rich treasure of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the Holy Spirit, Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality. And God’s peace shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 3:16: Philippians 4:7 AMP)
One step ahead is all I now can see, But He who notes the sparrow’s fall, He leadeth me. Not only by the waters still my feet may tread, but with my hand in His, I know that I am led.
E.D.
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Prayers are with you,
M.C. – Texas
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Greg- please let Kelly know how much Kirk’s contribution has meant to me personally. I look forward to the inspirational email I receive, and have forwarded it to many of my family and friends. My only theory must be that someone like Kirk is with God, who probably needed him back, since he was only on loan here anyway. Our thoughts and prayers are with her, her children, and your staff.
L.G.
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Dear Kelly:
I am truly saddened by the news of Kirk’s death. I am relatively new to This Days Thought – have just been receiving the message for about a month now – but I want you to know what a positive difference it has made to my life. I read it every morning before I do anything else – it is like putting on my armour for the day – Thanks to you and Kirk for making this all possible. My God be with you in this most difficult time – I am praying for you and your young family.
D.W.
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Kelly, I’m so sorry to hear you lost your husband so suddenly and so young! These next few months might be very difficult for you, I know it was a long time after my husband died that I felt able to move on. You are in my heart and in my prayers, and your children, I wish you all God’s blessings and His peace. J.
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Kelly,
I just want to thank and praise the LORD for Kirk and for the work he has done.
It would be impossible now to measure the value of his short life but I can tell you that God has been glorified. We commit you and your family into the Master’s hands. He will carry you the rest of the way.
Sincerely,
C.R.
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Dear Family in Christ Jesus,Heaven has gained a saint. My love and prayers are with you. One day soon I will get to shake his hand and thank him for all the wonderful inspiration he shared about our Father and His SON Jesus. What ahome come for us all. Agape love, V.P.
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Dear Kelly,
Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers- Although we don’t know you personally, as our sister in Christ we do care about you and your dear family. We have been subscribers to “This Day’s Thought” for some time, and our Ministry has truly been blessed through this. May God Bless you and yours, comfort and support you at this time.
E.G. – Tasmania, Australia
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I SEND MY SINCERE CONCOLENCES TO KELLY AND HER FAMILY.I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE LOSS. I LIFT THE ENTIRE FAMILY UP IN PRAYER. WHAT CAN ONE SAY TO SOMEONE WHO HAS SUCH A LOSS? MAY THE LORD SUSTAIN…………………
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Dear Kelly,
You don’t know me, as is true with many subscribers to This Day’s Thought I’m sure, but I want you to know that I prayed today for you and your children in the loss of your husband. That must be incredibly hard.
I hope this is encouraging, at least one day when you can process it: I met the editor of This Day’s Thought a few years ago at an online evangelism conference and got subscribed.
I can’t read these snippets and quotes every day since I’m so busy doing online ministry myself (plus I have 8-year-old triplets, which is one reason my heart goes out to you so much), but they have been a vital blessing at key times in my life. I also forward them at times to minister to friends, disciples, my wife and others.
Knowing what I do about Web ministry and what it takes to make it happen, I would like to say how much I appreciate your husband’s part in making this inspirational ministry a success. It takes sacrifice, which it sounds like Kirk made gladly. I know that represents sacrifice on your part, as well. And I trust that you enhanced your husband’s ministry and work in many ways.
The role of encouraging and inspiring me as I help reach skeptics and equip believers the world over in my own ministry is only a small portion of the fruit borne by your late husband, and by extension, by you. May eternity show great glory going to Jesus Christ because of it. And may Christ hold you up and show you His husbandly love beyond measure from now on.
Yours in Christ’s matchless Name,
B.B. – Addison, Texas
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Dear Kelly
I know there is not much I can say to help u at this time as I am sure it has all been said.. but just wanted you to know I am praying for you and the children.. I lost my husband 9 years ago this summer and know the sorrow..Your husband was young but God has plans for him I am sure.. You be strong hon and God will help u thru this.. If you ever need to talk I am here for you ..
J.
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Kelly and Family…
Our prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult time for your family. It’s another time we all want to ask of God “Why?” Yet this is a question we cannot get an answer to. As one of my former ministers often would say, “Man cannot put a question mark to something God has put a period to.” Please know that God’s love for your husband and daddy is go great…just as His love is for you and your family. May you find strength today, tomorrow, and in the weeks, months and years ahead knowing that God loves you more than words can describe. In this time of family mourning…may you feel God’s love.
D.A. and family – Yakima, Washington
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Greetings Kelly,
I just want you to know, how much your husband did by sending those daily thoughts. He was a very caring, and giving person . I know it looks like there is no light at the end of the tunnel, but look real hard and you will see a little flicker, and each day the light will get brighter. Also remember that our LORD will not leave nor forsake us. I will pray for your family, and for you. GOD BLESS YOU and your family. Our prayers go out to you.
R.M. – Hepworth, Ontario, Canada
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Kelly, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you in this extremely difficult time. May our God of comfort carry you through your grief and hold you close. M.
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This site has been a strength to me. Likewise God will be a strength to the family. God gives Beauty for Ashes, Strength for Fear, Gladness for Mourning and Peace for Despair.
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Dear Kelly,
I know you don’t know me, but I have been following the prayers and thoughts and thints for awhile now. I am really sorry to hear about your husband’s death. You and your family are in our prayers and our thoughts.
R.W. – Kannapolis, North Carolina
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Dear Kelly,
Our prayers and thoughts all the way from Australia in appreciation of Kirk’s life and for your strength and comfort, from our Comforter in your time of need. Sincere prayers for your precious children and your extended family to gather in and close the circle. Remember we are told in Psalms sometime righteous men are taken to be kept from future sadness. He is certainly at home now with our Lord and Saviour, be assured of that. It is but a momentary seperation. Be strong and of good courage, the Lord is your tower of strength, for He is compassionate and well understands great sorrow. Go to Him with your sorrow and anger, your tears and anxiety, and cast your cares upon Him. For He is LOVE perfected.
Christian love and prayers,
T.&B.W. – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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To Kelly..
I read the articles.. devotions on this days thought daily.. I love you reading them.. All my love.. thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.. May the Lord give you all the peace and love you need.. He’s home with your Father right know.. pain free.. rejoicing.. Rejoice that He’s home with the Lord.. and you will see your husband again. My love and prayers are with you…
Blessings…
T.H.
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Dear Kelly,
I am very sorry to hear about the untimely passing of your beloved husband, Kirk. Please accept my deepest condolences. May the ever-loving God console, comfort, and uplift you and your family and bless you all with everything you need at this time. You can stand tall for through Kirk’s unselfish giving, a great number of people are encouraged, comforted and uplifted daily by the Word of God. Surely eternal rewards await Kirk.
Be comforted, Kelly, for Christians do not die; they merely fall asleep, waiting for God’s trumpet call to arise at our glorious Easter. So I do not say goodbye to Kirk; I’d say, “See ya later, brother!”
J.S. – Singapore
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Kelly~~~
You and your family are in my prayers.
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Kelly,
Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I lost a young son unexpectedly, and the sorrow is deeper due to the shock. Please know that God was with Kirk, throughout his life, and when He called him home. Through Kirk’s assistance with this ministry, he has helped countless people to feel better and to feel closer to the Lord. I will keep you and your children in my prayers, that soon the thought of Kirk will bring joy to your hearts in place of sorrow.
Blessings,
J.
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Dear Kelly,
What a shock for you. I was a widow at 39 so I have an idea of what you are going through now. It does get better but, of course, your life has changed. Keep your faith, it will help you to get through this time of extreme sorrow. Set aside daily time with the Lord and for yourself. A bubble bath can do wonders. As they tell you on the plane: Put your own mask on first and then assist those around you. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Love,
B.
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Dear Greg,
Pls. relay to Kelly, Kirk’s wife, my hearthfelt thanks and condolences. I’m one of those blessed for years now by what her husband, through This Days Thought, has done. I’m on the other side of the globe – Philippines. The nuggets of truth that has been relayed to me daily has helped me in many ways in my personal walk with God and in my preaching.
I’m a bit sad because Kirk and I are of the same age and I feel that he’s too young to die. But I also understand that it’s not really how long a person lives that matters. It’s how many lives you’ve touched one way or the other. It’s quality that results to quantity…
Thanks and may God bless us all,
D.F.
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Dear Kelly, my heart and prayers go out to you as Kirk’s wife and to your children. God bless you and keep you all. My sons, “my boys” are soon to be 39 and 41, and to me that is sooooooooo young, and I have lost my youngest son, age 24.
I am so sorry, may God give you comfort, that Kirk is home now, and may God hold you in his palm, through your time of sorrow and grief, there are really no words of consolation, Hugs to all.
I love these messages, and enjoy them so, and now one person is missing, take care all.
B.A.
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So Very Sorry!
God Has His Hand On All Of Us!
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Hi kelly,
My subscription with this daily thoughts, devotional has been a great blessing to me. It sad to know that your husband has left not only you but all of us subscribers here on earth. At the same time it’s also nice to know that he has already fulfilled the duties that God has given to him. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15
God bless you and your family always!
R.P. – Philippines
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My dearest Kelly:
I know this time must be very difficult for you, bless you and I know the Lord will take care of you. Please know that you are in our prayers each day and will continue for comfort and guidance.
“In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”
Prov. 3:6
Fondly,
N.W.
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Dear Kelly,
Words cannot express the grief I feel for your family during this most difficult time. Even though I did not know Kirk personally, the thoughts I receive in my inbox every morning are a great source of inspiration to me, and many times I have thanked God for the hands that make this ministry possible.
I know there is little I can say to ease your pain, but please know you and your children are in my prayers. I wish I were there to give you a huge hug, but know that God’s arms are wrapped around you always.
Yours in Christ,
R.G. – Clarksville, Tennessee
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Dear Kelley,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I did not know your husband, but I lost my fiance last year and life has been difficult for me every since. Some how I cant seem to find any joy in life anymore. But I pray that God will be with you and your family in the days and years to come. As a matter of fact, I know he will, so I will just thank him. Be blessed sister, in the name of Jeus.
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Your family are in my prayers. May God comfort you.
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Kelly,
Hello. My name is A. and I just heard the news about your husband. I’m so very sorry and just know that you are all in my prayers. Kirk is being taken care of by God now, and I’m sure is very happy in heaven. You will be with him again one day, but until then, just know that things will get easier. If you ever need to talk feel free to email me anytime. My email is —
All my sympathy,
A.
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TO Kelly,
I now you are in a very difficult stage in your life. You might think that it seems everything was went wrong and seems that GOD is so unfair for HIM to get the person he’s been using in the ministry effectively at This Day Thought.org.
KIRK has help so many persons in his ministry and GOD will surely reward him for his faithfulness. I’m just one amongs millions of people who was blessed at Kirk and this day thought ministry.
But rest assured, GOD has very good reasons why He let these things happened. You might not understand it at the moment, but surely GOD will reveal the reasons behind in His perfect time. I felt the same way as you do right now. My firstborn SON died without even seeing her mother and father. Without even enjoying the gift of life that GOD gave him.
Even her mother, my wife, who gave birth to him did not even saw his face and was not able to come at his funeral due to severe operations after giving birth. At first, we felt that GOD is so unfair, and even questioned why He is allowing this to happened to us.
We are so very expectant of our first baby, but that expectations was suddenly turn into tragedy. Tragedy that seems we can’t really bear. But, even at times we don’t know if GOD really cares, HE was THERE! He gave us comfort even we don’t recognize it.
He helps us bear whatever we can’t seem to bear. GOD was there embrassing us in his unfailing love, even at times we resists Him and thinks He don’t love us.
GOD was there, wiping our tears at times when we remember how tragic our situation was. His care, His love, His faithfullness, had helped us to continue on with our life.
And we are here, continuing to praise GOD with his unfailing love and faithfulness.
We believe, everything that GOD allows to come our way is with a purpose. He uses even the greatest error and the deepest hurt to mold us into a person of worth and value.
Sometimes, we must be hurt in order to grow.
We must fail in order to know.
We must lose in order to gain.
Some lessons are learned best only through pain.
I would like to share some lyrics of the gospel song which gave us
strength to face the difficult times that came our way. It says…
“GOD is too wise to be mistaken.
GOD is too good to be unkind.
When you don’t understand.
When you don’t see HIS plan.
TRUST HIS HEART.”
I may not understand at the moment why GOD has allowed those things to
happen. But, one thing is really sure… GOD has a better plan for us… we may
not see it now, but He sure has a better plan.
“He Himself has said,
I will not in any way fail you
nor give you up
nor leave you without support.”
Hebrews 13:5
“For I know the plans I have for you
Plans to prosper you and not to
harm you, plans to give you hope and future.” Jeremiah 29:11
We are with you in prayers.
R.M. and family.
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Dear Kelly,
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and friend… and the father of your children. He was so young. I cannot sit here and say I understand how you feel, because I don’t. I can experience the feeling of loss as I lost my mom when she was 42 from cancer. But I still cannot understand how you feel. Please know that my prayers are with you, and your children that the Lord would put the healing balm of Gilead on your lives each day to help you bear with the loss. HE is able.
Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble and HE knoweth them that trust in HIM.
Sincerely,
W.Y. – Missionary to Mongolia
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Hello, My name is H.L., I am a 40 year old Christian African American woman. I am the wife of S.L., the mother of 6 (4 boys and 2 girls) and a grandmother of a 1 month old baby girl. I have been receiving the day’s thought and day’s verse for approximately 3 months now. It has encouraged me in my darkest moments. My husband and I run a mortgage business out of our home. I left my 9-5 job of 10 years to join my husband a little over a year ago. It took tremendous faith. Kirk’s involvement in this ministry has touched my life at so many times when I was feeling down about business being slow and when I doubted my decision to stand alongside my husband in his business endeavor. I’d never experienced a loss in the family until last August when my Grandmother (who was the backbone of our family) went on to glory. It felt like someone was choking me when they said “Momma’s gone”. I had never felt that type of anguish in my entire life. My heart and my love go out to you Kelly. I will keep you in my prayers and remember that you and Kirk will meet again and sometimes when you hear a small voice in your mind it’ll be Kirk talking to you.
Peace and Agape Love,
H.L.
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Dearest Kelly
I’m sad to hear that Kirk was called back to be with the Lord. I really hope that things are fine over at your side and that you would stay strong during this time.
My prayer for you:
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for Kelly who has lost her husband, Kirk. Be very close to her during this time of grief and mourning. Lord, assure her that those who mourn will be comforted. Your Holy Spirit is the Comforter and He has the power to turn her mourning into dancing. Lord, give her this kind of assurance and the peace that passeth all understanding.
Father Lord, impart hope to Kelly during her time of sorrows. Let her mourning into joy as she realizes all that you have provided for her and her loved ones, to the end that her glory will sing praise to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I give you thanks forever for all that you are doing in her life.
Lord Jesus, help Kelly to see your power and to experience your love. Give her everlasting consolation and good hope through grace. May these blessings enable her to comfort her own heart and may they establish her in every good word and work.
In Jesus Christ most precious and almighty name I pray, AMEN.
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Dear Kelly,
I will keep your family in prayer, dealing with the loss of a husband at such a young age is a very sorrowful event. But God has a plan for you and His Will is Always for your best. I also, dealt with loss in my family, friends and close associates, it’s never an easy situation. you do however have my deepest sympathy.
The Lord Be With You,E.A.
G-d Bless and may His Peace Follow you always!
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My sincerest condolences. Kirk was a wonderful man with a good heart and a mission to fulfill. He did that. I will pray for you all.
J.
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Dear Kelly,
I am sorry to hear about your lost. I pray for God’s continuous presence and
His comfort to be upon you and your family.
I am one of the blessed ones who receive ‘This Day’s Thought’ daily, I thank God for Kirk for his faithfulness in serving and his dedication that has blessed so many people around the world…
S.K. – Malaysi
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Greg and Kelly,
Much of what comes into my email box is just junk, but I always read and remember the insightful thoughts provided by This days thought. Many of them are on my refrigerator right now. I’m so sorry about your loss. God has used this ministry to speak to my heart and challenge me to be a better christian. I’m not sure how many lives this ministry has impacted, but I know I have been so appreciative for it. I will rember you in my prayers. Kirk touched my life though his skill ! Thank you!
M.H. – Hartselle, Alabama
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I want to send my sympathy to you Kirk’s wife and families. He will walk in Gods Garden. My prayers goes out to his families. God Bless all.
From J.!
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Dear Kelly and family,
I didn’t know Kirk and he didn’t know me. But I just wanted to let you know that he touch my life. Life is busy and there doesn’t seem to be enough time to accomplish all the things that we want though out the day. Because of Kirk’s work in this ministry my days usually start with This Days Thought and for this I will ever be grateful to a man who made a difference in my life.
All my prayers and thoughts go out to you. I weep as I know you will have to endure much without him. (Both of my sisters have lost their husbands in their 40). God will be with you and your family.
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Dear Kelly,
I’m G. from Singapore.
I’m really really really sorry for your hurting. And at the same time, although I don’t know Kirk personally, I’m assured that God loved Kirk more than anyone does and took him home to be with Him earlier than we all expect.
My friends and I have benefited greatly from Kirk’s input into This Day’s Thought. And it is with a great many thanks that through Kirk’s effort we have been nourished spiritually. I know it’s kind of a roundabout way of ministering but it IS. And all my Christian friends have gasped often when something reaches out to them through the emails.
Please don’t give up on God and I’ll be saying a small prayer from this little island for you.
best regards,
G.
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Please be sure to let Kirk’s family know that they are in my prayers. The Lord promised not to put more on you than you can bear and blessed in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints.
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Dear Kelley and family,
Please accept my sympathy, on the loss of your husband. I am sure you are stunned at his passing at such a young age. His work was a blessing to me. I enjoy
“This Day’s Thought” very much. I was unaware of his name, but I will think of him and you, from now on, when I receive “This Day’s Thought”. I am praying for you and for your family.
Most sincerely,
S.U.
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Kelly, you have my deepest sympathy. Know that this is only our temporary home and you meet Kirk again in our eternal home. You will be in my prayers.
In Christ Jesus,
J. †
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Dear Kelly: So sorry to hear of Kirk’s passing. I’m sure he was an inspiration to all. May God be with you and your family always.
Sincerely,
N.
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Dear Kelly,
I am so sad to learn of the untimely death of your husband. I am grateful to “This Day’s Thought” and I hope that you will find comfort in knowing that God has used Kirk to reach many souls you and he have never met. We cannot understand everything and most certainly losing our soulmate is especially hard. Use the tears the good Lord provides and accept the hugs, prayers and words of comfort that will come your way. Know that just as God sent Kirk into all of our lives to minister in “cyberspace” – you have been sent into our lives to pray for.
May God bless you and your family and may you feel his hand of mercy at this difficult time.
In His Love,
K.C.
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Please tell Kelly our love and prayers are with her in this time. It is not for us to question why, Kirk through his work showed his love for Jesus and now he sit with our Lord. Again, please let Kelly and the family know they are in our prayers.
R.C.
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Kelly and family,
My prayers are with you during this time of testing through loss. I cannot express my gratitude for those (Kirk and many nameless others) who have so generously kept this days thought site operational. To open a day’s mail and have such wonderful inspirational messages sets the tone for my attitude, gratitude and continued attempts to live the word of God. It is through the love and generosity of people like Kirk who have touched and bettered the lives of so many. Thank you for sharing him with us.
M.
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Dear Kelly,
My condolences. I will pray for you and your family. May you find comfort in
the Lord.
Sincerely, E.C.
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Kelly
May God be with you and your family, and may he give you peace and comfort and may he also give you the strength to move on to the next day. I haven’t been with your husbands ministry for very long at all, and already your husbands work has helped me. Obviously I did not know your husband, niether do I know you, but reguardless I have been blessed by your husbands work, and I know that you must have been extremely blessed to have known and loved him. I will pray for you and your family, and I hope that you and your family will be loved and taken care of during this awful time. Know that your husband is now face to face with the God that he served so willingly. Most of all know that that same God is right there beside you comforting you and he is always ready for you to come to him and share with him your deepest hurts. Take hold of the family God has blessed you with, and lean on Him when you just cant seem to go on. Realize that life will move on, and that in the future when you look back you will be able to see all the wonderful times that you shared with your husband. With much love and sympathy…
– J. –
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Hi, Kelly. You don’t know me, nor I you, but I had to write to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers. I’m so sorry for the overwhelming loss you have suffered. I pray that, in time, God will heal the pain so that the memories of your life with Kirk can bring you comfort. God can and will get you through this difficult time, Kelly. Of this, I know from personal experience. May God keep and bless you until you are reunited once again with your loving husband.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find strength and comfort in the prayers of those around you.
L.
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Kelly,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Kirk has helped many people receive the word of God through his kindness and generosity of time and expertise. I pray for you and your family, and believe that your faith will help you to get through this devastating time in your life. He is with God, and with you in your heart and spirit.
God Bless You and Your Family! I pray the Lord sends his healing angels to help heal your heart!
Love,
L.S.
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Dear Kelly. I know it will be hard to recieve lots of words at this time so I will just say what a blessing this site has been to me. Thankyou for releasing Kirk into ministry. May God hold you and the children and bring comfort. Shalom.
L.B. – Darwin, Northern Territory Australia
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Dear Kelly,
May God be with you in this time of trial, no words can ease the pain, just know alot of people are praying for you,
S.P.
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Dear Reader, please forward this to Sister Kelly for me please.
Kelly,
I want you to know that God is your only source. He will be our comfort and guide during times of death in our lives.Trust Him and He will take control.God always know why He lets things happen to us,even in the lost of our loved others. I’m so glad that Kirk played an important role in the Internet Ministry, reaching many people around the world…and most important He had Jesus!…….I hope that you are encouraged and that the body of Christ stands with you in this time of grief..(James 1:27 to visit widows..). And I am so glad that Greg informed me…..Take Care…..God Bless.
C.,18 years, Trinidad and Tobago – Caribbean
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Dear Kelly,
Just want you to know that right at this moment, thousand of miles away some one feels your pain and is praying for you. God is wonderful in the courage he bestows on people when we need it most.
R.
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Oh Kelly…I don’t have any words to say that would help at this time..I am so sorry for what has happened to you and your sweet family. I have experienced the death of a dear friend by a heart attack in his front yard..it was so sudden and he was only 56…it brings back to my heart the feelings of shock and pain and the “please don’t let this be happening God”. I can only imagine what you must be going through and will go through in the days and months to come. I can think of no greater tragedy then what you are experiencing…and what your little ones must be trying to understand. It’s such a shock and incredible loss..that’s so hard to accept..he was so young.
I will be praying for you..that you will be able to feel God’s arms around you and your children, hugging you tightly…holding you close to His heart. He is carrying you now and will be with you through it all. These things are sooooooo hard to understand..why does God take the beautiful, giving people, like your Kirk, home so early in life.
I don’t know you but if I was there, I would give you a hug…my heart goes out to you and up to the Father to be very close to you right now. I pray you will be surrounded by love..you are being held up in prayer. My love to you and your family and may all the precious memories of your beautiful loving Kirk carry you through this very hard time.
In Christs Love, D. (a daily reader of This Day’s Thought)
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Dear Kelly
My heart certainly reach out to you and your children even though I do not know you personally.I need to let you know that every morning when I open my edumail, I’ll deliberately sort out the thoughts and verse of the day first and without fail, they’ve been my source of inspiration and motivation for the day. I’m indeed bless by this simple ministry of Kirk and someday when I meet him in heaven, I’ll certainly let him know that.
May the Lord’s peace, strength and comfort be even more real to you and your children.
Your sister in Christ
S.Y.
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Hello Kelly,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I am so so sorry, You and your family are in my prayers and just remember that Kirk’s spirit is alive and will be with you always. I lost my husband Dr. B.E. 5 years ago from an unexpected heart attack and yes he was also young. I have continued to feel his spirit many times and I believe that Jesus allows our loved ones that have gone on to be our guardian angels. The soul of man never dies.
God bless you,
L.E.
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Dear Kelly,
I pray you will be comforted in your sorrow.
C.W.
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Kelly
Words can never say what’s on the heart – I didn’t know the young man but my feelings of sympathy go out to his family…
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. 1 Corinthians 1:6
Praying that the Lord will comfort you with His peace, surround you with His love and encourage you with His presence…
Blessings and Peace
S.R.
A “Today’s Thought” daily reader
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The Lord must have desired a wonderful technician at his right hand.
God Bless Kelly and Family and may the warmth of all surround them at this time
K.&T.R. and Family, Vernon BC Canada
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Dear Kelly,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your husband’s wonderful ministry has helped me and so many others that I forward it on to as well. Something this sudden is always a terrible loss and I want you to know that I will lift you and your family up in prayer. May the God of our Fathers comfort you and give you strength to continue on for the sake of your children and that we may continue spreading the Good News to the lost in this world of sin.
God bless and keep you
With His love and our Prayers
R.A. – Dixon, California
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Dear Kelly ~
I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your husband to you and your family. Surely you ache and long for his presence even while he rejoices being in the presence of our Lord and Savior. This ministry has blessed my life and that of my sister (who has been bed-bound with M. S. for the last 10 years) and I am grateful for your husband’s role regarding the technical aspects of making this program operational. I pray that God blesses and uplifts you and yours during this most difficult time.
Your sister in Christ ~ C.J.
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Hi,
I am so sorry to hear about what happened with Kirk. I trust and believe he is in a way better place. I pray that God comforts you as you go through this valley. God is faithful and loves us more than we can ever know. Someone told me today to repeat to myself the words, “My Father loves Me” everyday and outloud. I have a situation with my 19 year old son who is in prison. I get very upset about it and when I read your story , My heart just broke for you. I will be praying for you to be strong for the rest of your family. God bless you and many prayers.
M.S. – St Rose, Louisianna
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Dear Kelly, I wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you and
your family. I am very sorry to hear about Kirk, and your loss here on this
earth. I lost my sister the same way 5 months ago. I know this is not easy
for you to go through but know that God is right there with you, right now.
I will continue to pray for you all. Remember, never forget in the dark
what God told you in the light. And also, in the months ahead, if you can
find nothing to be thankful for, be thankful that Jesus came to die for you
and for Kirk, and for us to have eternal life. One day, you will see Kirk
again, when you see Jesus. I’ll be praying. Love and prayers to you,
G.B.
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I am sooo sorry to hear this..Will pray for his loved ones..What a shock to a family at so young an age..My 40 yr old daughter was having troulbles yesterday and thought it may be her heart.. what a shocker this must be!! Will pray for all! in Christ, R.
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I know that your heart and the heart of your family is breaking at this extremely difficult time. When one part of the “Body” hurts, the rest of the “Body” hurts with you. You may feel alone right now, but I pray that you know in your heart and Spirit, that you have people who have never met you, sharing your grief, praying for you, and lifting you, your children and all of your family members and loved ones up to the Father. May the peace of God which surpasses all of our understanding, rest upon you.
In His Love M.&F.D., and family
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Dear Kelly ,
Sorry to hear about Kirk, it must be very difficult moments for you and the children. My prayers are always with u that god gives you the courage to bear such a great loss. Trust Jesus he loves us all.
I.
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Sorry,
Blessing go out to Kirt and his family.Look at it like this The Lords server has ceased and he needs the best of us for assistance.
God Bless
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Dear Kelly,
Your husband was part of a ministry that has seen me through health crisis, downsizing (my job), a new position (of the Lord’s provision), and now the purchase of a home. There have been times when my life has literally hung on the words Kirk’s expertise allowed to be sent to many.
May the Lord Bless and Comfort You and may your heart be filled with the gratitude of many that were impacted by this ministry, and Kirk’s contribution to it.
God Bless You!
J.R.
“The good you do today, people will forget tomorrow.
Do good anyway.” ~Mother Theresa
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I thank you for allowing your husband to give so much of his talent and time toward the feeding of the Lord’s word to so many of us! He enabled the ability of so many to find comfort, ease, guidance, forgiveness, and love by strengthening the connection of “This Day’s Thought” so it reached those searching and in need.
I thank the Lord for allowing him to be a member of the forum that has touched so many lives…I pray for you and your children that you find comfort in the many friends your husband has that he didn’t even know. You have those friends now too.
The Lord keep you and yours in His tender care and protection. This too shall pass…through the Lord you will find comfort and strength to carry on.
How proud you must be of your husband!
Yours in friendship and in the Love of the Lord,
L.
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Dear Kelly, I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers. God had and will continue using your husband in many ways. I know you and your family must miss him dearly, however, what a better place for him to be. In the presence of our Heavenly Father. I know you’ve never met me…but if you need anything, please let me know, and I will do my best to help out in any way. Keep looking to God for comfort and strength each and every day. Your in my heart and prayers Your sister in Christ, A.
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WOW I praise God for Men and Women who can praise him in times of trial! Thank you for being strong and you are in my families prayers.
God Bless you!
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Dear Kelly,
May God help you in a real way in this time of need
— in the absence of Kirk.
II Corinthians 1: 3,4
God bless you,
With prayers,
D.S.
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Dear Kelly and Family
My thoughts are with you.
J.
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I’ve been receiving this days thought for about 8 or 9 months now. I would just like to say that this ministry has helped me through some very rough times these past few months. It seems every time I was down the daily thought would know exactly what to say to bring me back to God. I would like to say that Kirk is with the Lord now and the angels are singing praises to the Lord because of him coming home. God Bless you Kelly for sharing your husband to us and giving us hope when things seem hopeless. I praise God for Kirk and this ministry. Your friend in Christ, T.
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To Kelly,
Be comforted to know that Kirk has touched so many lives in his lifetime.
Not a lot of us can say that.As one who has received the peace of God in
time of tremendous emotional upheaval, I say to you, just reach for His hand
for He has His had stretched out to you.
You and your family are in my prayer. Thank you for sharing Kirk to all the
subscribers of This Day’s Thought
N. from Los Angeles
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Dear Kelly
You and your family are in my prayers. God picked one of his finest roses
for his boquet. May God fill your heart with strengh through this tough
times.
Blessings from Laurika Badenhorst, Pretoria, South Africa
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Dear Kelly,
God did not promise days without pain,
Laughter without sorrow,
Sun without rain,
But He did promise strength for the day,
Comfort for the tears and
Light for the way.
Everything for the Best!!!
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Dear Kelly,
I have only been receiving ‘This Days Thought’ for a week now and it is such a blessing to me. My mother in-law passed away 3 weeks ago and the encouragement this site has brought me has helped me through this sad time. I trust God will give you the strength to deal with your heartache. Remember death has no victory if we are children of God.
Best wishes
C.V. – South Africa
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Its with great sadness and sorrow that I pass my condolenses to the wife and family of Kirk Im sure if there is anything we could do like if tears and memories could bring him back home we would all do that. Please dont be so sad Lean on God and his everlasting peace which tranceeds all understanding. John 14 he asks us not let our hearts be troubled we should believe in Jesus as well as God , he has told us In his Fathers house are many mansions and if it we not so Jesus would have told us. Take courage My sister, my brother God is in control over our lives and no matter what happens its all about him . Please rememeber that God is here he knows exactly how you feel and he will see you through.
All my condolences to your family and friends God is here and see he is doing a new thing.
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To Mrs. Kelly!
Thank you so very much for being a wife that shared her husband with others in times of need. When Mr. Kirk, offering equipment and expertise to (thisdaysthought.org) the web-site continued.
The (thisdaysthought.org) have been a joy, and comfort for me each day. I cut on my computer just to read the messages from (thisdaysthought.org). I look forward on my break at work or at home to read God’ s Word from this web-page. (Thisdaysthought.org) helps motivate me to read and share the Bible consistently.
Mrs. Kelly, it is okay to mourn the home going of Mr. Kirk. Yes! The human side of us hurts because the Lord called a faithful man, name Kirk home (your husband). Remember that Kirk’s job was complete here on earth, he had run his race, and his course on earth was completed. It was time for him to go home to live with Jesus.
Even though, he leaves to cherish a beautiful wife and young children. The Lord will provide (Jehovah- Jireh) for Kirk’s earthy family. Mrs. Kelly just keep trusting and believing.
Mrs. Kelly, you will see Kirk again in heaven. God’s promises (The Word; The Bible) are true! Thank! The Lord Jesus Christ for salvation!
Finally, Mrs. Kelly you can praise the Lord for your years with your husband. Remember! Mr. Kirk was another great soldier that helped share Jesus Christ with many. Truly, his rewards were ready for him in heaven from Jesus.
He had many crown ready for him but I know the first thing he wanted to do was to see Jesus Christ, the Savior!
I will continue to pray for you & your family
Love In Christ!
J.
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Dearest Kelly, – I am sure that at this time you find it difficult to come to understand what really has happened in your life, and even more difficult to understand why this has happened. It is even more difficult to get the right words across to you, to say I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I think the only person who may really understand is anyone who has lost her husband or her child.
My thoughts, and prayers are fo you this day, – may Our Blessed Father in heaven give you strength and carry you through this difficult and traumatic time.
I remain sincerely yours in Jesus Christ
D.
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Dear Kelly,
I am sending you my deepest sympathy during these difficult times because I am one of the may people blessed by the daily thoughts and messages made possible by your dear husband Kirk who is with the Lord right now. everyday since I have signed up to the daily inspirationals, I have looked forward to it because more often than not it has helped me through a stressful day.
I pray that the almighty lord will be your strength and sustenance and will empower you with all the grace you will need as well as your family to cope through the days ahead. remain strong in the lord and be assured of his provision for you.
we thank God for the live of Kirk and that he has granted him rest in his bosom.
God Richly Bless You
Yours in Christ
A.B. (UK)
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Dear Kelly, please read this, – and I hope that you will find some solace in these words.
Sincere regards and thoughtful wishes once again
D.
Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
– Grace is the favour and love of God towards us.
– His grace is enough to help us cope.
– We all feel weak from time to time.
– Our weakness is an opportunity for God’s strength.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, I pray that I will discover that Your grace is all I need. Thank you that in my weakness I can trust YOU and as a result Your strength and power can shine through me. Amen.
Have a great weekend!
Regards,
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Hello Kelly
You husband has been a Blessing to many people and his messages has toughed and changed many lives.
May the Lord give you the strength you need in this difficult time.
God Bless
N.V.
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Dear Kelly & Family
I am writing from South Africa. My thoughts are with you during this time. I do not let a day go by without reading my “Thought for the Day”. May God bless you and may you have peace.
Warm regards,
J.B.
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Dear Kelly
My sincere condolences.
I am very sorry for the death of your husband. But hay, everything happends for a purpose.
One day you and all of us who have been inspired by what your husband was doing will meet him, Just hold unto the Lord Almighty the one who gives and takes away.
I know it may be hard for you and your family but just look to Jesus who conquered death. He is the comfort to those who mourns.
I will keep on praying for you and your family.
God bless you.
P.
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Dear Kelly
My sincere condolences.
I am very sorry for the death of your husband. But, everything happends for a purpose.
One day you and all of us who have been inspired by what your husband was doing will meet him, Just hold unto the Lord Almighty the one who gives and takes away.
I know it may be hard for you and your family but just look to Jesus who conquered death. He is the comfort to those who mourns.
I will keep on praying for you and your family.
God bless you.
P.
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Kelly,
Thanks for sharing your wonderful husband with us. The daily Bible verses , devotional, and prayers mean so much to me. God will sustain and comfort and guide you and your family as you continue to serve Him.
Love and prayers,
M.
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Kelly
Many times I came to the office feeling down because of life’s circumstances but when I read some of the daily thoughts, devotionals and verses it always brought a sense of peace in the midst of the storm.
KIRK WILL CERTAINLY RECEIVE A GREAT REWARD IN HEAVEN FOR WHAT HE DID TO SPREAD THE WORD!!!
My prayers and thoughts are with you, and I am sure Kirk’s love will always be with you – it’s like the wind, you cannot see it but it’s there!!!
I believe if you can touch only one person and mean something to somebody then life is worth it all Kelly.
Your husband touched many people’s lives through what he did and sacrificed for God, he was a mighty channel, MORE THAN YOU CAN EVER DREAM OF!!!
May today there be peace within you. May you trust your highest power that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you…. May you be content knowing you are a child of God…. Let His presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love again. It is there for you and your children!!!!
BLESSED ARE THE BROKEN HEARTED FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED!!!!
C.C. – South Africa
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I am a subscriber of This Day’s Thought since more than a year. Usually I start my day after going through your mail which I get every day and often I save your messages in a folder. Although I am a Muslim I agree with most of your thoughts. I am really sorry to hear of Kirks death May he rest in peace. Please pass my condolences to his wife Kelly and family.
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Dear Kelly,
I have been receiving this messages since last year when I subscribed and they have been inspiring and strengthening. I am deeply saddened by the passing on your husband and would like to tell you that you are in our prayers and may God give you strength and consolation especially this time of sadness but we believe that he will guide you and the children as he is our Father and he has good plans for each one of us.
G.K. – Nairobi Kenya
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Kelly,
Thank God for allowing you to know Kirk, loving him and being with him. Thank him for the life he lived, where he touched so many lives through the technical support he rendered and thank him for Loving you and the blessings he has showered you with. Till you meet with Kirk on that day when Jesus comes, thank God all the time. May the Good Lord comfort and make you strong as you morn your late husband.
M.S. – Lusaka, Zambia
Take care and God bless you.
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Dear Kelly
It’s never easy to loose a loved one and sometimes one runs out of words to comfort the ones left behind, but remember this He’ll never leave nor forsake you. May God heal the wound in your heart.
Hold on, by E.J.
Some times life treats you bad, Everything goes oh so wrong And, Sometimes you feel so all alone Family and Friends are nowhere to be found Troubles come and Troubles go
When will it ever stop, I don’t know So many times you’ve cried: Dear Lord, Why has Thou forsaken me Hold on! Be Strong! Stand up, Hold Tight Fight the Fight Hold on! Be Strong! Joy cometh in the morning. So don’t you dare give up. And don’t you dare give in. He’ll never leave nor forsake you, NO! Jesus, He knows how much you can bear Troubles come and Troubles go When will it ever stop, I don’t know So many times you’ve cried: Dear Lord, Why has Thou forsaken me
E.J. – Cape Town, South Africa
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Dear Kelly,
I am very sorry to read this message today, and I offer you my deepest condolences. I thank God for the work brother Kirk has done to enable so many people like myself to receive the Word of the Lord at the start of each day. At a sad time like this, no words will be good enough, except His Word. I hope these verses will comfort you and sustain you:
“Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:1-2
God Bless,
S.T. – Singapore
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Dear Kelly,
It was with great sadness that I heard of your tragic loss. I am ashamed to admit that as a regular receiver of items from ‘This Day’s Thought’ I receive these messages with very little thought of all that goes behind them, just receiving the blessings and challenges – please forgive me for this.
I know that our wonderful, caring, loving Heavenly Father will sustain you and your family at this time, wrapping His tender arms of love around you.
With much love in Jesus,
A. – (from England)
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Dear Kelly,
I hope this note finds you happy and healthy. I felt led to write you a a note, to let you know that your life and the life of your family members are truly in my prayers. I pray that your heart dwells in the love of Christ, and in hope of seeing your husband again, and soon. I am only 17, and have honestly never experienced something so heart gripping in my life, like the death of a love … but I know, that with the power of prayer, and the power of trust in the Lord.. your heart will be in peace and comfort (and hopefully already is) knowing that the Lord will never put more in your life that you could handle. He is a very gracious, loving, giving Father, and knows that he has a perfect plan for you, and for your beautiful family. I thank the Lord for your Husband’s life and his inspiration in my life. With his contribution to the small e-mail i get every day in my e-mail box, i find myself that much more moved, and that much more in love with my one and only God. I thank the Lord for you, and your heart… I say one thing out of true sisterly love (and kindness 🙂 ) : Stay on fire for the Lord… Never give up on Him or yourself, because he will NEVER give up on you.
Your sister in Christ,
J.H.
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Dear Kelly,
Times like this we probably will ask the Lord why?
Sometimes it seems that He has neglected us or foresaken us, but He has said “He will never leave us nor forsake us”, He has said that “He taketh away the righteous man that He may not see evil, sometimes He takes us away our candle stick that we may forever be with Him. The Word od GOD says that “Precious in the eye of the Lord is the death of His saint”.
Kirk has been a blessing {” You shall be a blessing to men”}, his light shone may continents from his. His light shines still. In his passing to Glory, He is victorious with Jesus. He has blazed a trail in your life with his words and deed, that you may follow who he follows, Jesus.
Jesus, himself once died, leaving behind His loving mother, friends and family. But He died that we all may live eternally.a portion that Kirk now fulfils. He lives still, now no longer in this frail body of clay but in a glorious body that cannot be sick nor weary nor destroyed.
Let this joy fill you that he is Home with Jesus and They (Jesus & Kirk ) and the multitude of witnesses are urging you and your family to fight on this good fight of faith.
We love you, we love kirk and above all Love Jesus.
Stay Blessed
S. – Lagos, Nigeria
Habakkuk 3:17
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Habakkuk 3:18
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Habakkuk 3:19
The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments. }
(KJV)
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Dear sister,
Honestly I don’t know how to console you. And I know whatever I say at this moment will do no good to you. Only thing I’d like to say is we’ll remember you and your family in our prayers and ask Jesus Christ to give you the strength and hope to face the future and find peace in Him.
With love,
A sister in Christ.
S.
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Dear Kelly,
What can I say to comfort you? I’m so sorry to hear of Kirk’s death – my heart goes out to you and the children and also the extended family. I just want to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and I want to thank you and Kirk for your ministry to so many people.
May the God of all comfort be with you and give you peace in the midst of your sorrow.
with love
G.E. (LIverpool)
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Dearest Kelly,
Hi! I’m A.L., this days thought has always been a blessing to me and so Kirk as he is behind & helps this ministry.
I would like to extend my sincerest condolence to you and your family. It’s nice to know Christian out there through the internet messages, I may not know all the person’s behind this ministry but I’m thankful that they had inspired me and my Christian walk.
Knowing Kirk’s labor of love is not in vain in the Lord and that he finds way home to the Father is the greatest comfort to us.
Kelly, I may not be in your situation but I know someone you can cling on as He said “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
God bless you and your family!
In Christ,
A.L.
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Please tell his wife Kelly that I will pray both for him, her and the young family that he left behind.
God wanted Kirk to go and abide with him at a fairly young age, the reason for this is unknown to us mortals but I am certain that He had a specific reason for plucking him up and taking him away to enjoy His presence.
It is true that separation is painful and more painful when it happens at such an age and without notice but as Christians we believe that this life is only a pilgrimage and our home is with our Creator.
In my country (Malta) we have a saying that God picks the most beautiful of flowers in their full bloom before they whither
May God console Kelly, help provide for her and her family’s needs and ask her please not to question God’s actions because we will never be able to understand them.
A.
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Dear Kelly,
Sorry on your loss.I know how it feels when u lose somebody whom u really love and care about but the Lord above has his own plan and maybe now you may seem hurt about everything but i am sure your husband is watching over you and praying for you.be strong and remember our Lord doesnt take away people from our lives so that he can make us feel lonely but for us to actually realise that we loved them that much ….once again i say God has his own plans.
take care and may God bless you and your family
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My heart joins yours in sadness at the news of the sudden loss of your beloved Kirk. Although I never knew him, nor even knew of him until this morning, God has seen fit that I know of him now…How thankful I am to God for the piece of his life that he shared with the internet ministry. He helped to provide folks he would never know on earth with a morsel of
wisdom from God. I praise God for his good work and pray that God will lift you and your family up with bountiful comfort through this time. I will look forward to meeting Kirk in heaven. May God bless you always – and all ways, Your sister because of Jesus The Christ,
J. in Connecticut
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Our deepest condolences to Kirk’s family, we really appreciate from the bottom of our heart the good work that Kirk has done for motivating million number of soul’s with the free service on <http://www.thisdaysthought.org>, may the good Lord bless Kirk’s family and give them the courage and strength to bare all the odds that come through in their lives specially this one.
God Bless,
Best regards,
J. & all here from India
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May the Comforter, abide in and hover over this wife and family in such a way that all who see them will truly be, astonished and amazed. May every loving memory of this Godly man, Godly father, and Godly husband, flood their mind, to give them, the precious memories of only the most wonderful things. May God bless this family, and hold them up with HIS righteous right arm during their time of loss.
Amen
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Kelly & Family:
We are so fortunate to have experienced the results of Kirk’s handiwork via the ThisDay’sThought. Thank you for sharing him with so many. We send our deepest sympathy and will keep you in our prayers.
Sincerely,
A.R. – Dayton, Ohio
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Dear Kelly,
You don’t know me, but I read my day’s thought for today. I heart and prayers go out to you and your children. God has a purpose for everything under heaven, even though we don’t know WHY sometimes! I’m saddened to ready about your lose, and tried to put myself in your place. I’m just 37 years old and have a wonderful christian husband who is 43, and three lovely children. God has blessed me. I will prayer for you that God will see you through this, give you peace that only he can give you, and show you his love every single day!
Please write back when you can and keep in touch…share with me your prayer request, etc.
In Jesus’ Love,
B.
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Dear Kelly,
I put Kirk and you and your family on our prayer list.
P.T.
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kelly i am so sorry to hear about your husben. please know you and your children are in my prayers . kirk was a good man and he did the lords will, jesus will tell him good job faithful servant. may god bless you and your family R.
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PLEASE GIVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO KIRK’S FAMILY. THANK YOU ALSO FOR THE SERMONS ON HOW TO LIVE BY FAITH.
D.
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To Kelly and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I klnow the road ahead will be a very hard road to go on, as I too have ben thru the same. Just stay with God and he will lead you thru the rough waters.
God Bless
S.
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Kelly,
God is with you and he knows how you feeling now. He is not going to leave you and your family alone.
I am with you in prayers and the ALMIGHTY will be your Shepherd and he will be your comforter during this time.
God Bless you.
J.
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Dear Kelly
I am a Subscriber to Thoughts and Devotional Daily. My name is D.B., I live in Liberia and my life has change greatly and also blessed by the daily devotional thoughts.
I am so sorry to hear about the death of your husband; who has been of great help to the daily messages. I know it is not easy for you; but God knows why and we cant question him. He has a plan for each and every one of us. Its hard for you but I urge you to take courage and hold on to his unchanging hands; because God will not give you a burden you cant bear. We know you love Kirk but God loves him best.
Take care and I will always remember you in prayer.
Take care and God Bless You.
D.B.
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My heart goes out to Kelly and her family. Each day I struggle with the ways of life and the days thought helped me to keep perspective on what is really important. I believe Kirk is with our Lord and is truly the lucky one 🙂 Peace
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Dear Kelly,
I want you to know how much I appreciate your husband’s work. I have been encouraged every morning, first thing, by my Thought for the day. I give you Psalm 27:4 “One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.” Your dear husband is beholding the Beauty.
In the service of Jesus,
E.
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Kelly,
What a shock! My prayers are with you and your family during this tragic time. God is faithful to you as He was to Kirk.
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Dear Kelly, My heart aches for you and your family. May God bless you and keep you in his care. Sincerely, J.L.
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DEAR KELLY AND FAMILY,
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I AM 33 AND MY HUSBAND IS 35 WITH TWO SMALL KIDS. I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE THE PAIN YOU ARE ALL FEELING. JUST KNOW YOU ALL ARE IN MY PRAYERS, AND THAT GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU ALL.
C.
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Kelly,
My prayers go out to you and your family. We will never know why God has schedule Kirk to leave at this time, but do know that he will care for you and your family. My his peace and grace be with you and yours from this day forth.
God Bless You,
M.A.
email reader
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Dear Kelly;
I would like to express my condolences for the passing of you husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.
May God continue to bless you with his will.
Sincerely
J.M.
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Dear Kelly,
I know at this moment you are deep in grief and probably wondering why this has happened to someone so young and faithful as your husband Kirk. I do not have any answers to those why’s, but I do know that God will sustain you and your family at this time. You are in my prayers, because these Daily Thoughts have enhanced my ministry among God’s people. They have been encouraging and supportive in my daily walk with our Lord.
Again let me express my heartfelt sympathies to you and my prayer is that God through His Holy Spirit will be your strength and comfort in this time.
R.
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Dear Kelly,
I’m so sorry to learn about your loss and pray for God to bring His peace and protection to you and your family, J.
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I’m sorry to hear of Kirk’s sudden passing but please extend to his family my sympathy and appreciation for his dedication to your work.
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Dear Kelly, I’m so sorry to hear about you loss. I didn”t know Kirk but he blessed me every day with his part in This Day’s Thought and Verse. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
B.F.
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How sad. But praise God he is with his Lord.
J.M.
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My mother always told me that every good act gives you a coin to collect for the day you were to go before God. He went with his hands full of them. It is not how many years you live, but how you live them, and that has to confort you. God Bless.
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My prayers for God’s comfort is with you. I never knew who, how or why I really started getting these daily devotionals & thoughts….but it has been such a blessing to me. I have shared so many of them with my children’s committee, the women’s group @ church and even with some of co-workers and email buddies. To have an encouraging word waiting for me each morning……praise God…..there has never been a time in my life when I have needed it more, than over the past year. I’m sorry, I could never express in words how much of a blessing your husbands work was in my life. And I can’t even imagine the depth of your sorrow for the lost of such a young wonderful servant, husband, father. My heart aches for you.
Be mindful that God is in your midst to comfort you. My prayers are with you. GOD BLESS
L. – Savannah, GA
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I am so sorry, my heart goes out to you and the family. Your messages have meant a lot to me. First my sister was forwarding them, now I’m subscribed. Although it doesn’t ease the loss, I know that Kirk is with God now and in personal face-to-face fellowship with Him, which is a joyous thing..
S.
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Dear Kelly,
While I never knew your husband, or even knew about him, I now find out that I have benefited greatly from his ministry. May God wrap you in his love and peace. I count it a privilege to pray for you and your family.
H.P. – Crystal Springs, Mississippi
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May God strengthen you Kelly. I am deeply sorry.
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To Kelly & Family, and Kirk’s friends at TDT:
Please accept our most sincere sympathy for the loss of your husband, father and friend. The Lord’s Plans for us are sometimes difficult to understand, but stay strong in your faith and He will reveal His plans to you in His time. We are and will continue praying for all of you. Remember that there are hundreds (thousands?) of email subscribers who love the same Lord that you do, and are praying for your during this very difficult time. May you feel the love and support of all these folks. Wishing you comfort and peace, especially the Blessed Peace that passes all understanding…
A friend in Christ,
M.
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I am sorry to learn to what happened to your dear husband, father,collegue, friend and more so your brother in christ. One thing iam sure that if your endeavour to do your Father’s will you shall surely see him again. I pray that God will grant His mercies, consolation and companionship during this and later times. He does what He thinks is good.
S. – Kenya
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I’m so sorry for your lost. You are in our prayers and or thoughts. May God be with you all as your strength and comforter and guide you through this difficult time.
God Bless,
L.K.
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You and your family are in my prayers…May God comfort you in your sorrows.
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Dear Kelly:
I can’t imagine how you must be feeling. I just wanted to tell you that your husband’s contribution to This Day’s Thought was very much appreciated. I look forward to the daily messages (along with This Day’s Verse) and have many of them clipped out and posted on my bulletin board at work. Your husband’s generosity had an impact on many people, he probably had no idea of how many, because I am sure there are many like me that appreciate this ministry that he was a part of. My prayers are with you and your family as you find your next direction
while in the shelter of God’s loving hands.
J.
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Dear Kelly
My thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your children at this time. 12 Years ago, when my husband and I were 28 and our children (twins) 8 years old, he died suddenly with no prior illness, of a heart attack. At that time, I thought that would surely die or at the very least go mad. All I knew was that my life was never going to be the same again. I was right, my life never was the same again. I went through physical pain everytime I had to confront the fact that my husband was gone and not coming back. My son was hurt and angry at the same time. What my daughter was going through I could not tell at the time. She carried on as if nothing had changed and from that day for the next several years avoided any mention of her father. My son became insecure in that if I was just 5 minutes late from work he’d panic. My daughter became surly and aggressive. However, with counselling, love, support, prayers and above all, faith, we slowlly and eventually started healing. The healing process is time consuming and ongoing. For us who believe, it is made easier (once we have come to acceptance), knowing that our husband and father will live on in Christ and that one day we will all be reunited in Christ again. We also know that our Father is with us in each and every moment of our grief and if we just let him, he will comfort us with his unconditional love.
A burning question at this time is almost always WHY. Even though we may never know why our partner had to die, our faith will remind us that God does not allow anything to happen that we cannot deal with or handle – especially if we look to Him for guidance.
Kelly, I pray that you and your children find comfort and solace in God’s love, remembering that God has a special place in his heart for Widows and the fatherless and that He will always provide for your needs.
God Bless you my dear!
B.
(ps: You do not need to be strong … this is a terrible thing that has happened, vent your grief/anger/pain!)
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Kelly,
Please accept our symathies. My wife’s father had a heart attact early in life, so I know what this means to a family.
I have received “This Day’s Thought” for quite a while, and it is one of the first messages that I open. The thoughts act as a devotional for me. Thank you for supporting Kirk in this important part of my devotional life.
You are in our prayers.
C.W., pastor, Bethel, Missouri
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Dear Kelly, I pray that you will find courage to go forth in Grace by God’s Word, just I as I have by your husbands daily gift more times than I can count….. S.
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Kelly, you and your family have my sympathy and I will keep you in my prayers.
I just want you to know how much Kirk has helped so many people. I use This Days Thought for our Hope and Healing Depression/Anxiety Support Group here in Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota. You can’t believe how these words help us who are hurting from a mental illness. So always know how much Kirk has done for many others too.
Love from a sister in Christ, D.C.
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Kelly and Family,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.
G.B. and Family
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Even though I am a fairly new subscriber to this days thought, I have enjoyed and been blessed by the many messages. It breaks my heart to hear about Kirk. What an awesome servant he was!!! Please give my deepest sympathies to his family. Isn’t it great to know that his going away will only be temporary because we will all meet together again!! PRAISE GOD!!
God Bless.
D.B.
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My thoughts are so torn here. The loss of a husband and father is one that will take such a great deal of time to heal. At the end of the healing time his wife and children will have a completly different relationship with the Lord than they did before. It will be a priceless change! But at such a cost of pain. Here they will truly suffer with Christ.
Than again. When is a bad day for a christian to go home….today this faithful servant of God is wrapped in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and being welcomed home with a resonding, “Well done good and faithful servant.” How awesome it will be to hear those words.
My prayers go out to his family with true knowledge that Christ has them wrapped right now in his loving arms as well.
T.
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Dear Kelly,
We are so sorry to hear of the sudden homegoing of your husband. May God comfort your family and give you strength for the days ahead. You are in our prayers.
He cares for you – 1 Peter 5:7
P.&D.S.
May it be a comfort to you that his service blessed and inspired so many people. God bless you.
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Hi Kelly – please accept my deepest sympathies and my prayers for you and your family at this very difficult time. Kirk’s work brought this days thought and verse to me each day and it has been incredible it has given me an answer to prayer. I am a director of Youth For Christ in Eastern Europe (although I live in Northern Ireland) and many times God spoke to me to encourage me through these little messages.
I hope that you will know that Kelly made a big contribution to the lives of a great many people. I pray that the arms of Jesus will comfort you.
God bless
J.H.
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Dearest Kelly: I can hardly imagine your grief and shock. I recently lost my mother, who was much older than your dear husband, and found it one of the hardest losses I’ve ever endured. Please know that there are hundreds …. even thousands of people, like myself, who have been blessed by this ministry, given so freely by your husband and Greg. I am sure the Lord is welcoming him home with open arms saying…… “Well done, my good and faithful servant!”
Keeping you in prayer…. B. in Oregon
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Dear Kelly and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find comfort in the knowledge that Kirk is with his Lord and savior and may you feel the presence of
your God as He surrounds you with His comfort, peace and Love.
In Him,
P.D.
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Dear Kelly:
I am earnestly praying for you and your family. Know that there is no sorrow that heaven can’t heal. I pray that God will comfort your hearts in this trying time.
Be blessed in Jesus name,
S.R.
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Dear Kelly and family,
Please know of my prayers for you and your family in the sudden passing of your husband and dad. May the “Well, done, good and faithful servant” that you can be assured were Kirk’s homecoming words as His Father was waiting with open arms, give you peace and comfort. Hang on to promises of scripture – He will never leave you or forsake you. His grace is sufficient.
With sincere Sympathy,
A sister in Christ – L. from Renville, Minnesota
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Kelly,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Kirk. I have attached
a copy of one of my favorite poems and hoping that it may bring you some
comfort. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
In Christ,
D.C.
The Plan of the Master Weaver
Our lives are but fine weavings that God and we prepare, Each life becomes a fabric planned and fashioned in His care. We may not always see just how the weavings intertwine, But we must trust the Master’s hand and follow His design, For He can view the pattern upon the upper side, While we must look from underneath and trust His hand to guide. Sometimes a strand of sorrow is added to His plan, And though it’s difficult for us, we still must understand That it’s He who fills the shuttle, it’s He who knows what’s best, So we must weave in patience and leave to Him the rest. Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly Shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why. The dark threads are as needed in the Weaver’s skillful hand As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned. With Deep Sympathy,
D.C.
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Dear Kelly, I send my condolences to you and your family.
L.B.
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My prayers are with you Kelly and your family. I really have appreciated the verses everday. Sometimes they are all I need to get me back on track with the Lord.
Your Sister in Christ,
-E.
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Dear Kelly:
I am so sorry to hear about Kirk, he was truly a blessing to this ministry. I will continue to pray for you and your family and may God continue to bless you. Sincerely, I.
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Dear Kelly,
While I sympathize with you and your loved ones on the death of your husband but remember the verse in scripture that says sweet is the death of the saints to God. Kirk has left his foot print in the sand of time, he has been a blessing to a lot of people beyond your imagination. I am one of such and am writing from Nigeria. May God console you, uphold you, and keep you till his appearing.
Shalom
J. – Nigeria
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Dear Kelly
I don’t know you, nor your husband, but just felt I wanted to write to identify with you in our common humanity. I cannot imagine what you must be going through at the moment. Is God faithful? Is he loving? Sometimes all we can do is scream our pain and confusion to God, and trust that something of his infinite wisdom and compassion overflows into our lives.
S.C.
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For some reason, yesterday, I thought I would discontinue “This Day’s Thought.” I don’t know why I had that thought, but it caused me to think about something that I never really think about. I just go to my inbox, click, read, think for a second and move on to my busy day.
I had this thought that, “people are putting in a nice effort, day in and day out, to insure this word gets out.” I get spoiled with the Word because I have so much good material I read and I’m in seminary so I’m in devotional/study mode all the time. But my time considering this ministry, yesterday, made me realize what a blessing it is to me and others that receive it.
When I heard the news later about Kirk, it was heart-breaking. Kelly, obviously, I didn’t know Kirk, but he helped insure the Scriptures were delivered everyday. I read them every morning at my computer. His ministry was a blessing for many people. I pray the light and love that he was responsible for sharing with so many shines on you and your family at this difficult time. May God be with you during this time of grief and sorrow at an enormous loss.
J.
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Miss Kelly: May God bring you strength and love to get you through this very difficult time. Please know our love and our prayers are with you always. Trust in God and know that He has Kirk with Him.
God bless you always.
L.D.
A devoted subscriber
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So very sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. I know God will take care of you.
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Dear Kelly,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Kirk was part of a very important ministry that has undoubtly touched thousands of lives. He will be missed.
L. in Fresno, California
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Dear Kelly and Family,
I am deeply sorry for the loss of your husband and my brother in Christ.
I know that he is in the hand of God and that ALL is well with him.
I trust and pray that our Lord will give you comfort and peace.
He loves you and cares for you.
Kirk was a blessing to all of us who received and read This Day’s Thoughts, Verses, etc.
We thank the Lord for him and the work that he so faithfully did.
Sincerely,
G.S. – Somerset, Massachussetts
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Kelly:
We have put you and your family on our prayer list.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
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Dear Kelly,
I am saddened to hear of your beloved husbands passing. Rest assured that Kirk is in the loving hands of our Lord and Savior now and he has a plan. Due to Kirk’s determination to keep the ministry going, many of us around the world have been comforted as well as enlightened by the preaching of this ministry and the good books versus. I will pray for you and your family during your time of sorrow. God Bless you and your family.
K.S. – Tampa, Florida
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Dear Kelly,
I am so sorry to hear about Kirk’s passing my prayers are with you and your family.
Even though I did not know your husband he must have had a huge heart and great deal of love to give. Even though he is not with you his love will always be.
My prayers and thoughts are with you,
K.
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Hi Kelly
I am so sorry to hear of Kirk’s sudden death and pray that the messages you will receive from all over the world will be like soothing waters for this very deep painful wound.
I pray that God will just flood your home and family with His love and grace. For God knows what you need before you ask Him. I am sure you know Matthew 5 well, and that thos who mourn shall be comforted.
Finally, Kirk is a fellow heir with Christ and you will see him again in Heaven with God our father and be bound to Him in God in a more complete way than you can ever imagine. God never lets anything happen unless it is for the good of those who love him. Therefore though it is painful, I am sure God in His sovereign will has allowed this tragic loss to happen to enable you to draw closer to Him and depend on Him more completely as one of His children, that you might love and comfort others as Jesus has loved and comfroted you.
God bless you and your family and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
J.G., Brother in Christ.
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Oh, how terribly sad. Know that we are upholding his family in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
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Dear Kelly,
I just wanted to extend my sympathy and condolences to you and your bereaved family. God knows, God sees and God cares about all of your sorrows and will comfort you at this time of loss.
May God give you strength thru His unspeakable joy now and always!
Respectfully,
C.C.
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To Kelly and family,
My heart goes out to you in your time of need. Please find comfort in the fact that Kirk’s work has left an imprint on my life and the lives of many. God, who is the husband of the widows and the father of the orphans, will meet your needs and Kirk’s work will be rewarded by our Heavenly Father, Who is faithful.
In Christ,
R.H.
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You are in our thoughts and prayers.
E.T.
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Dear Kelly,
I am a subscriber to This Day’s Thought and I wish to express my sorrow to you and your family on your husband’s homegoing. Although you will miss his earthly presence, I pray you find comfort in knowing that though he is “absent from the body, he is present with the Lord.
My prayer is that God will comfort and bless you with the peace that passes all human understanding. I also pray that God will allow you to have a sense of the rejoicing of the angels in heaven of another saint welcomed to his eternal home.
God bless you and your family.
Love,
V.W.
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Dear Kelly and Family:
I’ve been a subscriber to This Day’s Thought for over three years now and I just wanted to extend my sincere condolences to you and your family. I cannot imagine such a loss but please know that I was pained and touched to hear the sad news of Kirk’s passing.
I have never met your or Kirk but his participation in the success of This Day’s Thought has made a huge impression on me. I have endured many hardships at work and in my personal life and the daily enlightenment of This Day’s Thought has assisted me with remaining strong, mindful, and faithful to God and His plan for my life.
Kirk’s soul, you, and your family are in my prayers. Thank you!
D.R.
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My heartfelt sympathy to Kirk’s family.
May God Bless You All,
K.M.
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Dear Kelly,
I am very sorry to hear about your husband. I pray that the Holy Spirit would be your comforter during this time. You are in my prayers.
Sincerly,
M.F.
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Dear Kelly and family,
Your walk is never alone. As a recent subscriber, I have printed “This Day’s Thought” to read to my husband as we share the commute home from work daily. Please know that Kirk’s hand in providing This Day’s Thought has been part of God’s plan in ALL of our lives and it is through the devotion of his talents towards ministry in this way, that we have all been touched by Kirk’s life… even on someone’s commute home, his work for God touched someone, somewhere.
Kelly, as part of your spiritual family, please know that we are saddened by your loss. We will pray over you that God will tend to your needs, abate your fears and bring you strength and comfort.
A sister in love and faith,
B.
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Dear Kelly,
My prayers are with you and your family. Kirk has provided a wonderful service to so many of us. I will think of you now each time I open my Thought For the Day, and I will say a little prayer, just for you. May you find comfort in the Lord at this time and gain joy in knowing that Kirk is with Him. Sincerely,
J.C.
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All that I can say is to be blessed. Your family will be in my prayers.
This ministry keeps me going.
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Dear Kelly,
I am very sad to know that you have lost your precious husband at such a young age!! May our Lord be very close to you and
your children at this time and try to draw strength from the fact that Kirk is present with the Lord. We thank God for Kirk’s life
and for how he touched the lives of others. My prayers will be with you as you go through these dark days of grieving but let
me assure you – you will laugh again, you will notice the beauty around you, you will hear the birds singing – I know because
I lost my husband 5 years ago. The Lord God be with you all.
E.R. – Cape Town, South Africa
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Dear Kelly,
if there is anything I can do do not hesitate to ask.
Sincerely,
M.K.
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my condolences
God Bless
D.J. Isle of Wight, England
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Yes, I would like to send my condolences to Kirk’s wife.
M.
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Kelly,
Your family is our prayers. I cannot say that I have taken the time to thank the Lord for the people who are “behind the scenes” of these daily thoughts that I receive, but I can say they have touched my heart. I thank God for those people now. Your husband is with the Lord and someday all of us who never had the chance to thank him will be able to. Take comfort in knowing you will see him again.
Your sister in Christ,
S.R.
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Life does not accommodate you, it shatters you. It is meant to, and couldn’t do it better. Every seed destroys its container or there would be no fruition.
— F.S.-M.
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What an awful shock Kirk’s death must have been for his family and friends. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of Christ, rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon Him. Our comfort is that we are not like those without hope and that nothing can separate us from the love of God. . . neither life, nor death. . . and to remember that we are all on loan to one another. We give thanks that such a man was here on this earth, if for only a short time. It is a great gift from God to be able to share such a one for even a brief moment.
Love in Christ,
L.
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i am sad that someone so loved has passed. but more shall be disclosed. Jesus our father God is with us and kirk is resting in a much better place. we get attached in this world of things but it is our father who we need to lean on always not just in time of need.
i love you all
peace
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Dear Kelly,
I am so sorry for you. Please know that my prayers are with you. Let God be your comforter and guide you through this time of sorrow.
My Prayers,
R.
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Lord Jesus, send comfort for Kelly and her family. Just fill her with your peace of mind, joy unspeakable and confidence that You are in control. We love you Lord and are trusting you completely. We pray in Your Son’s precious name, Jesus, Amen
T.
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To Kelly and family:
Thank you for sharing your husband with all of us that have gained so very much from all the work he did for Jesus. May God bless all of you and keep you in His care, now and always, as you trust in Him to carry you through this difficult time.
C.D.
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A prayer for Kirk’s family~
Dear Lord and Father, we are saddened by the death of Kirk at such a young age. But, YOU, Lord, know all about him and his family. We ask that YOU provide for Kirk’s family in a very special way. Give them YOUR strength and uplifing. Help them to feel YOUR love and wisdom in the days ahead. Thank YOU Lord, for loving them all in such a special way. We look to YOU, Lord, for all furture plans. Thank YOU, Jesus. Amen and amen.
E.W. – Transfer, Pa.
Thank you folks for your daily thoughts. They mean so much to so many of us.
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Dear Kelly –
I am so sorry to hear of Kirk’s sudden death. May you be surrounded with family and friends who will support and comfort you in this grief. I know the Lord Jesus will carry you and your children through. What a lovely testimony he has left behind and he will share in all the rewards that will be reaped because of his important part in This Day’s Thoughts ministry. God bless you and your children.
In Christian love and sympathy,
E.M.
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Dear Kelly,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you & your family in my prayers. Cling tight to Jesus. He knows the way. A friend in Christ
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Dear Mrs Kelly,
Perhaps you are asking you why? Kirk was still young, but one thing I know that through his help he has been a blessing to me .The messages i get through message@thisdaysthought.org helps me to ponder on the reflexion of the experience of other christian and to adjust my life.His ministry is a new adptation of Rom 10:14.I thank & praise the Lord for his ministry, for I am very far away on an island named Republic of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean near Malagasy.
Take care and I know you are in HIS CARE AS YOUR FATHER HE SAID I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU
IN HIS LOVE
D.
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God bless you and your family during this time of bereavement. Hold onto the unchanging hand of God. May he comfort you and your children.
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Dear Greg,
So sad to die so young. I’m sure that Kirk will be enjoying the peace of heaven right now – may he be truley blessed for the self sacrifices he has made. I pray that God will bless his wife and young family with peace also, a peace that only God can give – to have the full assurity that all will be well.
A.
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Dearest Sister Kelly
My deepest condolences to you on your loss. May the Lord be your comfort
this moment forth, because God is ever faithful to His Word… The Lord is
my shepherd, I shall not be in want (Psalm 23). I trust our Lord to watch
over you and your little ones, as you keep your heart ever so close to Him.
God’s love continues to flow …
Jesus Reigns forever…
J. – Singapore
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Very sorry to hear that. It was such a wonderful service and it was so nice of him to have helped us all who were getting benefitted by his service.
I’m from India.
I’m sure, the Lord Himself will now fill Kirk’s place in your family for the yomen service he had been doing to spread the Kingdom of God…
My sincere prayers and deep condolences.
J.P. C.
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Dear Greg,
I haven’t read my message for few days. I am sorry about the passing away of Kirk. I am thankful to God for his ministry through your program and would love to extend my sympathy to the family. May God comfort the family and continue to guide and bless them.
I would like to praise and thank God for the entire team for such a wonderful ministry. May God continue to richly bless your ministry.
Thanks and love in Christ
H.
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Dear Kelly,
I am so saddened by your loss – and the loss of a good man, husband & father from all I hear. I know it will be difficult to even think of raising your children alone. I’m taking your name down and will be praying for you through the vast adjustments in your life. When you are able to finally count all your blessings after the shock of this terrible news, be thankful that your children have had a father that surely was teaching them about God’s ways. So many fathers are here in body only. There will be wonderful memories of your sweet Kirk – eventually you will remember each one – write them down for your children. They will want to know EVERYTHING. May God be with you now & may you always feel His presence. We are “family” – and I love you and am SO sorry for your great loss.
In Christian love,
M.V. – Katy, TX
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Dear Kelly,
Please know that This Day’s Thoughts in prayer are for you and the family.
I know what it is like to lose a loved one suddenly, and so may our wonderful Lord and Saviour hold you up with His everlasting arms!
P.R.A. – Denton, Kansas
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It’s quite disturbing to loose such a dear one as Kirk. My prayer is that God will grant the family
left behind the fortitude to bear this loss. Thank God that it is a human loss. So long as we have not lost hope in Christ we are guarranteed of safety, pleasure, salvation, love, protection and security from the world’s insecurities. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace with the
Lord our saviour.
S.O.
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Kelly, the times now may have you asking why. Would you also ask What next? with hope?? My prayers are for you and your family.
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Oh Kelly I am so very sorry. This is such a loss to us all, but none as great as your loss. May God hold you and your family tenderly to His heart. May He bless you and keep you.
He will always be remembered. Every morning as I go go to This Day’s Thought you will be in my prayers.
Love
P.
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Dear Kelly,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It sounds that your husband was a true humble servant of Christ. I know it does not replace his presence here but you can rest in the thought that he is today in Glory with Jesus. May God comfort and bless your family.
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Kelly,
So sorry to hear about the sudden death of your husband Kirk. May his soul rest in peace.
You will be remembered in my prayers. Just continue to have faith in God and he will help you through it all.
He will always be there for you, when you need him.
A Friend,
E.
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In the five years I’ve been in pastoral ministry, I have been so
blessed by the work you do! It has been an asset to say the least. I have enjoyed the “Thought for the Day” for myself, but especially to use as a bulletin insert. I am deeply saddened to hear of this loss of Kirk. Please express to his wife my sympathy and my commitment to keep her and her family lifted in prayer during this most trying time. At 37 years old there is nothing we can say that can help to make sense of his death. While I know this, and believe this I am led to this scripture; not so much for comfort as for reinforcing our trust and faith in God as our creator AND sustainer. Romans 8:28 simply states that, “We know that ALL things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.” May God truly sustain you, Kelly, and give you strength and peace both to you and your children. I believe if you lean on Him he will indeed support you.
In God’s Grace,
C.B.
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Kelly and family,
You are in my prayers and I’m am deeply sorry for your sudden loss. Kirk played a very important part in this ministry and spreading the Good News of God’s Word to many people around the world. Take strength and comfort from Our Father, and know that Kirk is in His Glorious Kingdom.
K.T. – Blythe, CA
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Dear Kelly,
My prayers are for you, with you, and of with your family. There are no words…just heartfelt love for you.
Your sister in Christ…
B.W.
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My sincere condolences to Kirk’s family. I will keep Kirk and his family in my prayers. I appreciate the thoughts of This Days Thought. I have not been able to support you financially because I am unemployed right now and can barely make ends meet. Please keep me in your prayers as I will also keep you in mine.
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Dear Kelly, we are very sorry for your loss, may our Lord cradle you in the palm of His hand as the days and years go by.
May He help you find comfort and peace for your loss. Become a “Creative Survivor”. Take steps to relieve your loneliness by
listening to gospel music, and reading books on grief. Children and pets help with this also. Allow others to help you
carry some of the heavy pain which you are feeling.
Most important, rely on your faith; walking with our Lord through your grief will deepen your faith. Remember that you
are an internal part of God’s plan and you are precious to Him beyond measure.
Our prayers are with you.
N. and J.Q.
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Kelly,
You and your family are in our prayers, you have our deepest sympathy in the loss of you husband and the wonderful father of your children.
I look forward to reading every day this day’s thought. They are wonderful and so comforting.
Again our sympathy to you and your family.
J. and J.O. – Palmer, Ne
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kelly im praying for you the lord had a better place for kirk take care love
k.
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Dear Greg:
I wish to express my deep appreciation for daily devotions,
they have been most thought provoking. So sorry to hear
of Kirk’s sudden death. Please convey our deepest
sympathies to the family.
May God abundantly bless as you continue this valued ministry.
Sincere regards
R.
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Kelly,
Your precious husband is with the Lord now. I know you wanted him here longer, but we don’t know why these things happen, but God knows. My prayers are with you and your family, may you rest in the Lord. Find peace to know that Kirk is at peace with the Lord.
God Bless,
T.
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So sorry to hear of Kirk’s death. I lost my husband at age 38. My prayers are with the family at this time.
D
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Kelley,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your famil. May GOD’s stength be with you over these next few months.
N. and A.
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Dear Kelly and your family
This ministry has touched me in Johannesburg, South Africa through the amazing advent of technology.
Your husband was so instrumental in getting the message to the nations and for this we are so very grateful.
In your time of extreme sadness, Kelly, know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and, more than anything else, Our Lord is close to the broken hearted and is taking that pain upon Himself. He is faithful, Kelly and will not allow you to suffer more than you are able. Cast your cares on Him and He will sustain you.
We continue to hold you up in prayer and pray that you and yours will be upheld by the Everlasting Wings.
My love
M.P.
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Kelly,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers. Remember, God is near…He loves you and will provide for you and your needs.
In His grip,
L.S. – LaGrange, GA
And the peace of God…..Philipians 4:7
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Dear Kelly and Family,
There are no words that can address the great sorrow in your hearts. Knowing Kirk has ascended to heaven is but some consolation and I pray that God’s love and peace will fill your hearts and your home in the days ahead, that you will find His comfort and strength through all the pain.
God Bless you all and I give thanks for Kirk,
Love in Christ,
N.M.
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my dear kelly,
my heart and prayers go out to you and your precious family! i’m crying as i write this, because i understand and know the shock and pain of loss too. we have had to go through a hard time, losing a son, 26 yrs old, a few yrs ago. you do get used to it, and i want to tell you that you will STILL experience the love of your dear husband in so many ways, now and always. he is NOT dead, only absent in body. his spirit is now eternal, with the Lord, and still very much alive ~ but also even more present with you than when he was on earth. the love you shared with him will never be gone, for as promised by our Lord, LOVE never ends! it will keep you!!!
we also have a daughter who is 37, named k. we’ll never understand some things, but i am asking the Lord to tenderly and securely hold you closely in His arms and give you peace. He will take care of you and keep you, and i pray your hearts will mend quickly and be made strong. i just wanted to tell you what a blessing ‘this day’s thought’ has been to me, and it’s the first thing i look for in my email. your husband was truly used by the Lord to so many…i will continue praying for you…
love, because of Jesus…..
d.r.
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DEAR KELLY,
So sorry for your loss. Your husband was doing God’s work and will be enjoying His glory now. I hope you and your children only the best.
S.L.
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Dear Kelly
So sorry to hear of Kirk’s passing away. Please accept my condolences to you and your young family. I pray for God’s peace for all of you.
Regards in Christ
M.
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Thank God for a man like your husband. I find comfort in reading ‘This Day’s Thought’ while at work. May your spirits be lifted in this time of celebration. For we all know that there is a better place waiting for us if we trust and live in His word.
My deepest sympathy,
M.Y.
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Please give our condolences to Kirk’s family. What a ministry he has had to us all.
J. and S.S.
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My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family….I love you because you are one of God’s children….He will provide and never give you mroe than you can handle…I am so certain that your husband’s life was a testimony of Christ and even in death, he will continue to touch hearts and brighten lives…..
K. (c: ><Jesus>
1Chronicles 28:9
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Kelly,
I am very sorry for your loss. I have said a prayer for you and your family.
“May the God of HOPE fill you with all JOY and PEACE as you TRUST in Him, so that you may overflow with HOPE by the POWER of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
In Him,
C.
“This Day’s Thought” Subscriber
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Dear Kelly and family
I deepest and sincere condolences to you and your family during this time of bereavement. I pray to God that He will strengthen you and be with you.Remember, His strength is perfect when ours are gone and that He is a strong tower.
Be asssured that your husband has been a blessing to Todays thought and he has contributed in enriching our lives as well.
From your sister in Christ
S.
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Mrs. Kelly, my deepest sympathy..
I am one of the thousands subscriber of this inspiring internet ministry…I don’t know of your husband personally not until “This Day’s Thought” mention about him today…but I am really saddened by the news….I realize that God used your husband as one of the instruments for Him to reach out for lost souls and spread the Good News of salvation..I know that this is a great loss not only for the ministry but as well as to you and your family..But the good news is that your husband has victoriously come home to where he really belong, his Father’s and our Fathers’ kingdom in heaven..And sooner or later, we will all be seeing and joining your husband in praises to God in our home in heaven..
God Bless us All.
B.J.
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Kelly,
I am one of the subscriber’s for this day’s thought/verse. I want you to know that my prayers are with you. We serve a wonderful God.
Isaiah 12:2 ‘Surely God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid.’
My family and I will continue to be praying for you in this most difficult time.
DJ.H.
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Kelly,
I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband Kirk, and I’m keeping you and your family in prayer. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, and you can rest assured that Kirk is rejoicing in the victory of being present with our Lord. May God bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you.
He is…my tower of safety, my deliverer. He stands before me as a shield, and I take refuge in Him. He subdues the nations under me. Psalm 144:2
Jesus is your tower of strength and safety.
With Love,
T.M. – Hyattsville, MD
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Dear Kelly,
I am so sorry to hear about Kirk leaving this world and going on to heaven. His ministry was such an encouragement and I know God will encourage and strengthen you like kirk’s ministry has encouraged me.
May God be especially close to you,
B.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
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Dear Kelly:
I would like to take this time to send you all prayers that there are available to give! We are truly sorry for the loss of Kirk. He was truly a blessing to this internet ministry that keeps giving and giving each day. This ministry that Kirk has been a part of has allowed God’s word to be spread throughout the world. For those who receive it on the internet such as I, I pass it on to many people so that they too can know and see the goodness of God!
I am praying for you and your family. May God keep you in His loving arms. May he provide you with all the comfort and strength that you need and desire during this time!
God Bless You!
S.G.
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Hi Greg,
I am so sorry to hear about Kirk’s passing and have prayed for his family. May the Lord comfort them with His presence and the reassurance that He will never leave them or forsake them. My own father died at the young age of 42. As I look back now, I can see His faithfulness through the years and trust the same for this young family.
God bless you,
M.A.
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Kelly,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .
God bless you!
P.N.
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Dear Kelly,
I just heard of your loss. How sad your heart must be. Of course I did not know your husband personally but I am one of many that has been touched by his generosity and his love for our Lord and Savior. Kelly I lost my husband when I was 25 (1985) years old – We had a young son of 7. At that time I was not walking with our Lord – I was lost in my grief and struggled day by day. I’m comforted to know that you are obviously a child of His. In His word, he promises to keep us and hold us when we go through troubled times. Take comfort in know that our Lord is with you and he will hold you close to him during your time of grief.
It’s hard to imagine, at this point, but time truly does lesson our sorrow and God directs or path to strength in him.
God Bless you Kelly.
Your sister in Christ –
T.M.
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Dear Kelly,
I am deeply sorry about your loss. Even though I did not know your husband I am sure he was a great man because his work on this awesome ministry says it all. I will keep you and your family lifted up and I pray that God will send his abundance of comfort and peace into you and your family’s spirit.
D.G.
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Dear Kelly:
I thank God for the life of Kirk, be sure he is resting with Jesús at this moment and for the eternity.
I live in Mexico and I have been blessed with the service of This Days Tought, and Kirk was a blessing for me in this distant Country.
May God give you strength and faith in these difficult moments.
Sincerely,
S.D. – Coatzacoalcos, Ver. México
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Dear Kelly,
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I pray that God will be with you and the family.
Have hope, and remember the Bible says in Revelations, Blessed are those who die in Christ, they will be remembered for their good works.
I have learned and been encouraged from this Daysthought ever since.
God Be with You.
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Dear Kelly,
You do not know me, however, I could not let this day go by without expressing my sympathy. I will pray for you today…that God’s strong arms will hold you tight and you will feel His strength and His presence throughout these most difficult days.
“This Day’s Thought” has been used by God so many times in my own personal life! I sure do appreciate every moment of work that Kirk put in to keep these thoughts coming to us…to me! I have posted them on my office door and others have read and hopefully been blessed or spoken to by God as they read them. Thanks for sharing Kirk so that he could be a blessing to others…by allowing God to use his talents!
May God bless you in a special way TODAY!
Sincerely with Christian love,
J.P – The Salvation Army
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Please let Kelly know how much we appreciate Kirks contributions towards this web page. Because of his help he has helped me. Thank you Kirk. My thoughts are with the family.
D.E.
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Kelly,
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your husband, Kirk. As a subscriber to “This Day’s Thought, Verse, Devotion..” I have been richly blessed by receiving these each day. The work that your husband did, will continue to reap a bountiful harvest for God. May God bless, comfort and give you peace during this time. My prayers are with you.
Blessings,
H.D. – (subscriber)
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Hello Kelly,
I am a Director of Early Childhood Ministry; my responsibility is with infants through kindergarten. Since the note says you have a young family, this resource might be helpful to your children at some point: So Much to Think About: When Someone You Care About Has Died. It is available through Family Communications, 412.687.2990. It was developed by Mr. Rogers of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. I have titles of books that I could suggest that may be helpful to your children, too.
The loss of anyone so young seems misplaced in the scheme and order we expect in life. No words can comfort really. I speak from experience. Our son, 24 years old, was killed in a car accident March 18, 2004. My faith and my friends have helped me to this point, 4 months later. I pray that both are there for you as well. You have my sincere sympathy and prayers. I am sorry that this burden of grief is now one that you must carry. I also extend my sympathy to your husband’s parents.
Sincerely, D.
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Please extend my deepest condolences to Kelly and their family. Thank you.
Sincerely,
M.S.
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Dear Kelly and family,
How sad it is for you to have lost your husband so early, in your, his and your children’s lives. I am a firm believer in the fact that “God has a plan for each one of us”. I believe He is now telling you that he has another plan for you. I am certain that you will be strong enough to rise to the occasion when the time is right.
I will pray that you find the courage to go on until your new reason for being is clear to you. I was really touched when I read the page from “This Days Thought”. I was unable to respond Immediately and I can’t imagine how you must have reacted. I sincerely wish you a very good life. That new direction God has for you will help you continue to grow as a human being and a great mother. May your children be blessed with the LOVE of a great MOM. It takes time to start over, but it is possible to enjoy the wait.
Amen.
Sincerely wishing you a beautiful life.
D.M. – Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada
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To Kelly, I pray that in addition to all the other things you must be feeling now, you are able to feel the closeness of God and his loving touch. I pray that in time he will reveal all the answers, and if He chooses not too, that He will make you OK with His Will. Thank you for sharing your husband and his gifts with This Days Thought.org.
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I just wanted the family to know that they are in my prayers. I will tell everyone I know to pray for them also. God Bless…
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May God rest Kirks soul’s in eternal peace.
My heart goes to his Family at this tiime of bereavement.
G.W.
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Hello,
It’s so sad that we lost one of us so soon, i felt so bad and held my head shed some tears after reading the sorrowful mail. May God grant his family the ability to bear the loss of a wonderful guy, who was using his ability to make sure the light of the ministry keeps burning, may God forgive his sins.
I also symphatise with everybody who were close to him. May we always remember his good work. And emulate his fine example.
God Bless Each and Every One.
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Dear Kelly and Family,
May the Lord bless you and hold you in his holy arms! amen. My name is L.W., I am a faithful reader of The Thought of the Day. Wanted to let you know how much I as well as my co-workers and friends have been blessed by your husband’s ministry. We are truly sorry for what had happen, but rejoycing in our hearts for Kirk is with our Father!!! Alelujha. I bet our Lord told him….”Job well done, son”. Kelly and Family, we’ll keep you in our prayers, that our merciful Father will bring peace and comfort to your hearts in such times as this. We love you and thank you for the support you gave your husband through his ministry. May blessings come your way and your friendship with Jesus our Saviour, grow closer. amen.
Love you in Christ,
L. and Co-workers
(University of Arizona)
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Kelly:
My heart aches for you at this time for your loss. I can’t even begin to imagine how you must be feeling. Your greatest comfort right now must knowing that he is in the arm of our Lord at this time. He is wearing a crown with many jewels, one for each of the thousands he has reached through his ministry. The Lord only give us what we can bear and he must have some awesome plans for you now at this time. Continue to gain strength in Him and know there are thousands of people around the world who are out there praying for you and your family. God Bless you all.
In Christ
M.A. – Bemus Point, NY
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I am so sorry and extend condolences to his family, he sounds like he was a wonderful kind man. I enjoy This Days Thought very much as it contains only a few, yet very powerful, words. I can read it quickly and go on with my days work. Thank you.
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Dear Kelly,
I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers and with you and your family. This Days Thought has been a blessing to me and keeps me going when times are tough. God Bless.
L.
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Kelly and family:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We can never know why things like this happen as they do but over the years I have developed some thoughts which have helped me when I have lost someone. Now that I am in my fifties some of my friends and family are beginning to take that long journey home. However, the ones that I remember the most fondly and closest to my heart are the ones who departed at such an young age. Maybe it is because of the suddenness of their departure and all of the “what ifs” that go along with an early death…..but the young and younger people are the ones I remember most fondly. I hope there will be times when you will feel Kirk’s loving arms surrounding you and in your family in the days and years ahead. My dad has been gone for twenty years and there are times when I am sure his presence is around me. I believe that love knows no bounds if we continue to hold our loved ones in our hearts.
M.W.
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hi kelly,
calvary greetings in Jesus name.
a time like this is when your faith in God is tested.
lean on Him and He’ll give you the grace to scale thru.
He’s our Father and He won’t leave you to go thru this alone.
and remember that the Lord gives and He takes away.
in all things we shd give Him thanks ,it not easy but His grace is sufficient for you.
God will see you thru in Jesus name.Amen.
best regards,
a.
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Dear Kelly,
My name is B.G. and I have been a subscriber to This Days Thought and This Days Verse for about a year now. I cannot tell you how many mornings I have come into work feeling down or anxious about what the day would hold only to read that days verse and have it give me total comfort. My office is filled with Thougts or Verses that have touched me which I print out and leave around my desk for encouragement. This ministry has been an amazing blessing to me and I have Kirk to thank for that. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. I hope that you know how your husband helped share God’s word with others. I am confident in the Lord that he will cover you with his grace and bless your family as Kirk has been a blessing to so many. May God bless you and give you peace.
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Dear Kelly,
My heart goes out to you. This Day’s Thought is one of the first e-mails I look at each day and it has truly been a blessing to me. I have printed out many of them to keep and have also forwarded some to friends.
I know God will keep you in His care.
Love,
S.H.
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Dear Kelly and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and in this time of trial keep your faith with the Lord who is everloving.
With love,
The S. Family, Stanwick, Northamptonshire, England.
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Kelly–
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sincerely–
The members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Roselle, IL
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Dear Kelly, Although we have not met nor will probably get the chance I felt that I wanted to write and say I’m very sorry for your loss. I can only hope that the power of the prayers that surround you are protecting your heart and mind. I came to “ This day’s thought” by chance and from the day I began to read it, it left a mark on my heart and life. The power of the simple, yet incredibly powerful messages has touched my heart and life and given me the power and strength to lead my life. I am relatively renewed in my faith and the efforts of Kirk have made a real difference and I thank you and him.
I realize I can’t say much else but thank you and I hope and pray that your children will be able to see the good that Kirk brought to the world and that he made a difference in the lives that he touched. I hope you are safe in God’s care and that your life will slowly begin to take a new shape that will allow you to carry on Kirks efforts and make an additional mark in the world.
Many thanks and my thoughts will remain with you,
C.S.
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To Whom It May Concern,
I would like to send this to the wife of the person you had described in your last e-mail. I want you to know how much I appreciate the ministry that your husband was a part of and that I’m sorry about your families recent misfortune. I know that the this days thoughts has truly blessed me. Many times the little readings have spoke to my heart or the situation I needed some wisdom or insight given to. Thanks to your husband part in this he could enable Gods life to be brought forth. I trust God will strengthen and comfort you in this season of your life.
G.F.
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Dear Kelly,
I felt such pain for you when I read this… I had to write. My first thought was “Why?” Why would our gracious Lord allow this to happen? Only He understands His greater plans for our world, and only He can use such a hard blow to you and your family for good in this world. Perhaps He needed Kirk to further His glorious plans in Heaven. In any case, please hold on to these thoughts… First of all, I know you know that this life is just a quick blink in all Eternity. Before you know it, Kirk will be there welcoming you to spend all Eternity with him and our Lord someday. I pray that you feel our Lord’s comforting arms around you and your children right now… that you realize that He knows your sacrifice and feels your pain. He is the Father of the fatherless… and He loves you all the more as you suffer the pain of loss. May God hold you tight and surround you with the support of family and friends. Don’t lose faith… He does care.
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Dear Kelly,
I have been out of town and just got this message today. Please know that my prayers and those of my family are with you and yours. The ministry of This Days Thought has been very powerful in my life, and thanks to your husband, has reached many, many people. His life has touched lives far and wide, and will continue to do so. As you can see, I use the “thoughts” as signatures to my emails, and I know others use them in many ways. This is in large part due to the love your husband had for the Lord. You know he has gone straight from this life to his next one, where he waits for you — where you will worship your King together forever. I grieve with you in your loss in this life.
In His Service,
M. C. – Linden, NC
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Sin has four characteristics: self-sufficiency instead of faith, self-will instead of submission, self-seeking instead of benevolence, self-righteousness instead of humility.
E.P.H.
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please express my sympathies for their loss and tell them that they will be in my prayers
Shannon
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You know,
I cannot claim that I know you or that I even knew Kirk, but for some reason, I feel heart broken with you right now.
I have seen enough tragedies and unexplained events happen that I will not even try to give any expanation or try to make you feel better by something I say. No one but the man of sorrows; the one experienced with greif can hold your heart together. He is the one who can look you straight in the eye and say ” I know exactly how you feel” and you will know, he absolutely means it. In him alone you can find the consolation in the time that you need it.
G.A.
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Dear Kelly,
A friend of mine has been forwarding This Day s Thoughts since June 29 of this year along with some devotionals. I mentioned to him that of all the mails he forwards to me, I enjoy receiving This Day s Thoughts the most. There is one specific thought of the day that really grabbed my attention and which motivated me to compile these thoughts as inspirational quotes. Do not shelter the mirror which reflects your soul’s lack of beauty; rather welcome the truth, and believe that next to the knowledge of God nothing is so precious as the knowledge of self . Jean Grou. I understand that your husband offered the use of his technical equipment, which was been very significant in the success of this cyber ministry (and I do consider it a ministry for the simple fact that these thoughts have ministered to my heart and have often prompted me to consider the important things in life which are encompassed in our lord and Savior Jesus Christ). Through his contribution to this ministry, his life has been a blessing to me because I ve been encouraged, motivated, and one time when I was going astray in my heart, I received right direction for my thought pattern through the favorite thought I mentioned above.
I am very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing and your loss. To be quite honest, I ve never really considered the people behind the ministry until I got the message of Kirk s sudden passing. Now I realize the importance of their work, and I feel a sense of loss too. Your husband has been a blessing to a stranger far away.
I am a twenty five year old young woman from Belize City in Belize, Central America. I am a believer and my life is wrapped up in Jesus Christ. He has brought new meaning to my life and I just want to continue living in and through Him.
May God continue to bless you and keep you in this time of bereavement. And I encourage you to trust Him when He says to you, all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28. He loves you, and I appreciate you and your husband.
Thanks, G.S.
A grateful recipient of This Day s Thoughts
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Dear Kelly:
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Though I didn’t know him personally, his ministry has been a blessing to me many times via the internet. May God surround you and your family and be especially close to you during this time of loss and transition.
In Christ, T.S. – Pastor, New Community Fellowship
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Dear Kelly,
Words can’t express my heartfelt sorrow for you and your family’s loss. About the only non-personal mail I get that I don’t immediately delete is this days thought. So even though you and your family has never met me and probably will never lay eyes on me I have been richly blessed through your husband’s help with this ministry. PS. I have fairly severe clinical depression and it has really helped me keep a perspective when I’m having a hard time with it. God bless you and keep you and may he especially cause his face to shine down upon you and your family now and always.
P.
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I am so sorry to hear about Kirk….Kelly, my prayers are with you. I cannot imagine what you’re going through, but God will take you through it.
D.
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I have only just opened this email, and with much pain I bear for Kathy and her family.
My heart goes out to Kathy and her family right now. May our Father in Heaven wrap his arms around you Kathy and the children, reassuring you that Kirk has come home where he will wait for you until such time our Father brings you and the family home. John 14:18 “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you”.
Revelation 21:4 ” God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
I am praying for you and your family.
A.
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I really look forward to reading this day’s Thought and Verse. Its sad to hear of Kirk’s death.
To Kelly: God only gives unto us what we can manage and in our weaker days and most sorrowful moments he carries us. He is a strong tower, so lean on Him. I am sure Saint Kirk will always be with you. I’ll remember you in my prayers.
J. from Jamaica
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Kelly,
The Holy Spirit will comfort you and yours. Jesus Christ is on the throne forever and cares for you more that you can ever imagine. The Lord will never leave nor forsake you. Hold on to Jesus Christ and surely the victory is users.
regards,
E.
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Dear Kelly,
I would like to start by offering my deepest condolences. I cannot fathom what you may be going through right now. All I can offer you is to remind you to find your strength in Him. I wanted to thank you for your husband’s work. His technical assistance that allowed the Thought / Verse of the Day to continue has been such a blessing to me. Kirk has helped me by continually allowing me to be challenged to think about what is around me and to be observant to my world. It has also been an accessory to my ministry, as certain thoughts or verses remind me of friends and their struggles, lives and personalities. I can’t tell you how appreciative people are to get a personalized message, even is it is just simply forwarded to them, knowing that is was with them in mind. I will pray for you, and thank you for Kirk’s influence.
-M.

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