Category Archives: bereavement

Drawing On Reserves

We have a foreign exchange student living with us from northwestern Kenya, and this week she experienced a tragic accident that turned our world upside down.  My memories returned as I spent my days and nights sitting in an intensive … Continue reading

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Death: Probability or Providence?

 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them … Continue reading

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The Promise of Long Life

With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.  Psalm  91:16 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?  Ecclesiastes 7:17 Yesterday I visited with a close friend whose … Continue reading

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Mourning to Dancing

And ye now therefore have sorrow, but I will see you again; and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.  John 16:22 Fresh grief dulls the senses, and for a while we walk through life … Continue reading

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God Reveals Eternity to the Grieving

The new year compels us to move on with our lives.  The frenzy of too many holidays too close together, and the long weeks of gray skies and freezing weather cause us to look inward, when our surroundings seem so … Continue reading

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Blundering Comforters

And when they looked from afar off and saw him [disfigured] beyond recognition, they lifted up their voices and wept; and each one tore his robe, and they cast dust over their heads toward the heavens.  So they sat down … Continue reading

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Grief and Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers, and especially to those who have lost a spouse this year.  Today is only 24 hours.  It’s OK to talk about the memories and the absence.  It’s OK to leave undone the things … Continue reading

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Finding Soul Rest

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me…and you shall find rest unto your souls.  Matthew 11:29 When the weather turns cold, the skies turn gray, and the world speeds up for Black Friday, I and my grieving friends … Continue reading

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Overwhelming Grief

My soul is overwhelmed with grief… Mark 14:34 (Amplified) What a strange statement to come from the mouth of Jesus!  He is in Gethsemane, reaching out to friends to pray and to stand with Him.  But He is very much … Continue reading

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Losing Leaders

The holiday season is here in spite of my efforts to resist it.  The weather has turned cool, and the leaves are falling.  Bare trees announce the gray weeks that are ahead.  The aisles in the grocery story have become … Continue reading

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