Monthly Archives: December 2011

Another Anniversary of Death

The anniversary of my husband’s death is coming up in a couple of weeks. The thoughts I have this time of year are involuntary. It reminds me of a car wreck I once had where I pulled over against the … Continue reading

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Quick, God. Send in the Eagles

Hebrews 12:9-10 NASB Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best … Continue reading

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God’s Hands Hold Me

My friend Marcie says she feels the depth of her loss most painfully when she sees couples walking and holding hands. It is the symbol of connection that she enjoyed with her husband and best friend for over 25 years. … Continue reading

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Comfort and Joy

I remember the first grief group I taught more than a decade ago. I went home after the first class thinking, “How can so much pain assemble in one room?” A woman whose skin looked as gray as her hair … Continue reading

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The Valley of Weeping (Psalm 84:5)

Psalm 84:5-12 5Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. 6Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. 7They go from strength … Continue reading

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Keep Moving…Hurry Up…Be Still!

My body struggles under the weight of stress, sudden change, new schedules, and deep sadness. There is no time to simply sit and look for tranquility. All of the responsibilities my loved one carried in day to day life are … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jesus

Luke 2:13-14 “And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God, in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men.” The angels who announced Jesus’ birth to … Continue reading

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