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An Invitation to Healing

Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.  Isaiah 53:4 I began this blog years ago, because God called me to reach out to people who have suffered grief and loss.  The blog has expanded well beyond what … Continue reading

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Words for Lament

I found this poem a few weeks after my husband died, and it was an incredible comfort to me to read a gut wrenching honest lament.  It is not so spiritual, though there is faith.  It is not strong, because … Continue reading

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A Little While

Since my grandson’s death, I have been reading the prophets.  Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations.  I am a captive.  Death—a word I could not say for a while—has separated us from the precious one we have prayed for for … Continue reading

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Our Baby’s Eternal Life

For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.  II Corinthians 5:4 My grandson Baby … Continue reading

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The Day of Distress

Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress…My heart is struck down…I forget to eat…like a desert owl in the wilderness…like a lonely sparrow on the housetop…I wither away.   Psalm 102 The holidays are here, … Continue reading

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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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Jet Lag

I returned late last night from a trip to Washington D.C. where I spent three full days talking to people about my new book which will be in print in about three weeks.  It is an exciting time as I … 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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