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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.

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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David Celebrates Veteran’s Day

So David waxed greater and greater: for the Lord of Hosts was with him.  These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, and with all Israel, to make him king, … Continue reading

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Uganda Debriefing

The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.  Psalm 138:8 I have been home for a couple of days now, and debriefing all that happened in Uganda.  When … Continue reading

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Good bye Uganda

It was a splendid day of worship at Prayer Palace.  It is so exciting to circle the clock tower downtown and look to the left where choir music fills the air and the wood beams high in the air announce … Continue reading

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Prayer Palace Sunday

My heart is always drawn to New Life Church on Sunday morning.  Judy is speaking at Prayer Palace this morning, and I have been praying for our service here and yours there through the night.  We are expecting a very … Continue reading

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Sunrise in Kampala

A storm in the night kept me up for a while, but this morning it is  amazing to look out over the city and feel the tropical sun.  We have been enjoying long days of ministry here.  Our days in … Continue reading

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Leadership Conference at Kwelere

We have had  a couple of glorious long days, and I want to report before our conference starts this morning.  We visited a government school on Monday, and it was so helpful to understand how our Waterstep people work with … Continue reading

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