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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.

Truth and Consequences

I continue to be troubled by the death of Otto Warmbier.  Perhaps it is because I have a son who is equally adventurous, and perhaps he was as reckless at 22.  It may be because I am writing a book … Continue reading

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I See, God Is Good

And God said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee.  Exodus 33:19. So, where is the goodness of God, you tired and despondent soul?  It is right in front of your face!  God personalized this promise for me … Continue reading

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Sin Is Hard

To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:  But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon … Continue reading

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Timothy’s Prayer for Kings

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and … Continue reading

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A Corporate Prayer for America

Lord, in this season of difficulty and danger, we submit ourselves to you in humiliation, fasting and prayer for our nation.  We acknowledge that the prosperity of our nation is the result of men and women two centuries ago, who … Continue reading

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Joining the Church in Fasting

Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance. Ezra 8:21 … Continue reading

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The Sun Is Rising

The Light of Sunrise For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  II Corinthians … Continue reading

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