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About thegriefexperience

I have recently published a book for grieving people called Comfort and Joy available at my website, thegriefexperience.com. I received my Doctor of Education degree from the University of Louisville, and also hold a Master of Science degree and a Physician Assistant degree. I lived as a short term missionary in Swaziland, South Africa, prior to my life as a grief coach and author. My story is about the fact that I am an expert in grief, learning through the goodness of God to navigate a life of sudden turns and repeated trauma that brought grief and loss. I have learned about grief as an unwilling student in a life shaken by sudden death, suicide, and devastating illness. I have been widowed three times, and have raised five children in the midst of earthquake life changes. I have counseled, written and taught classes on The Grief Experience because it is what I have learned well. No amount of education or theory prepares you for multiple experiences of death and loss. But I have found healing in Jesus Christ who is the only One who has conquered death. What He has done for me, He will do for you. Visit my blog at TheGriefExperience.Wordpress.com.

A Vision for the Governor

The prophet Zechariah was called to speak God’s message to two people—the high priest Joshua, and Zerubbabel, the governor of Judea.  It is very counter intuitive to think of God speaking to both church and state in a country so … Continue reading

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A Word to the Royal Priests

But YOU are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; … Continue reading

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An Angry Rant To the Church I Love

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and … Continue reading

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The Valley of Achor

There is a place in Israel’s history where they suffered great defeat.  It is called the Valley of Achor, which means the Valley of Trouble.  A covetous and deceitful man named Achan caused God to say, Israel has sinned; they … Continue reading

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A Purpose in Suffering

Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned … Continue reading

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The Reason For the Season

Even as the Son of Man came…to give His life a ransom for many.  Matthew 20:28 The season of rude drivers, frantic spenders, clutter and chaos is almost to a close.  Whew!  Now we can settle down and celebrate the … Continue reading

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The Greatest Miracle

The Greatest Miracle of All And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable … Continue reading

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Senior Citizenship

Daily I am being inundated with offers from insurance companies to sell me a Medicare policy.  You see, I am staring down the age of 65, the official old age of Americans.  Each letter is packaged more cleverly than the … Continue reading

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God in the Winter

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; I John 1:1 I have lived more than … Continue reading

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Remember those in prison

The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.   He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, … Continue reading

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