Author Archives: thegriefexperience

About thegriefexperience

I have recently published a book for grieving people called Comfort and Joy available at my website, 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

Letters to Ephesus and to Linda

In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.  Ephesians 1:7 I remember a hymn from my childhood that said, “I love to tell the story, for those who know … Continue reading

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Uganda 2018

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, … Continue reading

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Finishing Well

Today we finished where we began, in ministry at Prayer Palace.  While we have been here, the roof has been completed on the first section of the building, but the walls are temporary or nonexistent, and today it was chilly.  … Continue reading

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Catching up in Uganda

I am taking a break after a couple of long days, and it will be wonderful to have a night in at the hotel.  Our all day meeting at Faith Tabernacle Church was wonderful.  We watched the sky, and this … Continue reading

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Launching Faith Tabernacle Church

Yesterday Pastor Lewis’s ten year vision became a reality.  The very first service at Faith Tabernacle Church was held on his new property in Nyanema.  The service was to begin at 1 p.m., and at 12:45, the the fierce battle … Continue reading

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A Day With The Pastors

A highlight of our mission trip is when all of the pastors and leaders come to our hotel and we pray for one another and enjoy fellowship.  The ladies went to the market with Pastor Steve, and we bought pineapple, … Continue reading

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A Day with the Children

Yesterday we navigated our way back to Life Mercy Orphanage, for a glorious breezy day on the rolling hills of Muduuma, which is a monument to God’s miraculous power.  Every time we go there, I think of the empty overgrown … Continue reading

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