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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.

Are You Loved By God?

I visited a church this week for a special service, and they sang a song that left me greatly disturbed.  It was celebrating the “reckless” love of God.  Ever since that evening, I have been asking myself, “Exactly what is … Continue reading

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A Supernatural Bird Lesson

  Tuesday evening seemed like an ordinary Bible study for the 15 or so who gathered for a discussion of James 2, but God had other lessons for me.  When a teenager screamed from the basement, our hostess hurried downstairs … Continue reading

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Healing and Food

And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Healing

Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.  Isaiah 53:4 I began this blog years ago, because God called me to reach out to people who have suffered grief and loss.  The blog has expanded well beyond what … Continue reading

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Have You Received the Gospel?

For I want you to know, believers, that the gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel; it is not a human invention, patterned after any human concept.  For indeed I did not receive it from man, nor was … Continue reading

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Preparing the Way

And he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.” Luke 1:17 These are … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To My Daughter’s Boyfriend

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.  It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.  Lamentations … Continue reading

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