Grieving with Hope


The Scharfenstein Family

God has taken us on an unbelievable journey. In 2009, we were led to put together a resource that we hope will help others as they journey through the unclear, uncertain, process of grief. This project is put together beautifully and is very unique. It is our testimony of loss and the journey we are on with God through grief. You will hear us share words from our journals, words of encouragement from others that helped change our perspective and, most importantly, precious scripture passages that were the most healing to us.

What makes the project unique is that it’s put together in a way that walks the listener from the day pain invaded our lives, through the questions of “why” and into a new perspective. Looking forward to our real Home, what it is to grieve with the Hope God offers through His Son and resting in and knowing the God of all comfort. There are five original songs written by Mike and Nancy Demus who are incredibly gifted and love God like we do. It is meant to be an encouragement to others experiencing loss.

“If you sometimes wonder if anyone understands how deeply you are hurting and if there is any hope to find your way out from underneath the crush of sorrow, this soothing recording is for you. Listening to Jody and Jennifer speak and sing so with such beauty and authenticity of how God has met them in the darkest places of their loss moved me and melted me. This is so much more than simply a sad story—it is a story of determination to trust God in the face of significant questions, of being held and shaped by God in the fires of sorrow, of eyes being opened to see into the promise of eternity in the presence of God.”

Nancy Guthrie, author of Holding on to Hope, The One Year Book of Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak Into Your Sorrow.

In the studio

In the studio