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

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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To the Praise of His Glory

Ephesians 1:  To the Praise of His Glory He blessed us…He chose us…He adopted us…to the praise of the glory of His grace (v. 6)…so that we might be to the praise of His glory (v. 12)…to the praise of … Continue reading

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God’s Eternal Choice

I am still working through the truth of this great chapter of Ephesians 1.  There God lays out His eternal purpose for me.  It is grander than you could imagine. I was chosen in the past before time. Before God … Continue reading

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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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