Archive for October, 2016

Grandma’s Scratch Paper – Day 21

I vividly remember the moment the words sank into my mind. It was a few days after mom’s funeral. We were sitting around the kitchen table going through cards and kind notes filled with sweet memories of mom. A tender moment for each of us. Turning the pages in mom’s address book, looking up addresses for the thank you notes
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When Life is a Blur – Day 20

Exhausted. Tired to my bones. Weak. Shoulders slumping. Weary. Numb. No amount of rubbing my eyes makes my view clear. How. Do. I. Go. On? Life is demanding. My mind never stops. One thing after another after another after another keeps on coming. It’s never one thing – or a couple of small things – or even a couple of
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Learning How To Handle Loss – Day 19

The friendships God has brought into my life continue to humble and amaze me. Today, Elizabeth Vinturella is guest posting and I am certain you will be blessed to let her words on grief and anxiety pour over you and into your hearts. May God’s blessings abound!   “But, how will I do Thanksgiving Day without her”? I yelled to my
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We Should Love – Day 18

I had the privilege of hearing some mighty powerful men and women speak. The turmoil in our country is becoming even louder than last week. We listened to Pastor Francis Chan, Dr. Ben Carson, Eric Metaxas, Dr. James McDonald and Jennifer Rothschild. The worship music was beautiful. The service was led by Kirk Cameron. I haven’t seen all the latest
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Lift Our Eyes – Day 17

Psalm 121:1-2 1  I lift up my eyes to the hills.  From where does my help come?  2  My help comes from the Lord,  who made heaven and earth.  I don’t have to look back very far to remember a time when I asked where does my help come from. In fact, as life continues to pour over me like
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Birds on the Wire – Day 16

    Birds were everywhere. Landing on the ground around us. Dipping and soaring, birds were everywhere. Dipping and soaring – we watched as they landed on the wires running alongside the river. The wires became full – we watched as the late comers tried desperately to find their place among their community – it became a battle over the
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And Then . . . Anger Showed Up – Day 15

  We have talked a lot about grieving. There is a part I still deal with that shows up at the most inconvenient times. It isn’t a pretty word. ANGER I don’t even like to talk about it. It makes me mad. Anger makes me mad which makes me angrier which makes me mad, because when I  give energy to
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India – One story – One day – Day 14

I had shared part of this story a month ago from India. Since I’ve been home, it continues to stir my soul. If you have seen it before, please read again, it has an added message I pray will settle into your heart as it has mine ever since that moment.   When she comes and sits at your feet
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Healing Tears – Day 13

Join me in welcoming my dear friend, Sharon Gauthreaux, who has taught me so much about grieving and learning to live through the process. Sharon writes a beautiful, encouraging piece for us today. TEARS I remember vividly the day years ago when a friend who had just buried her 50 year old husband, who had died unexpectedly, held my hand
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The Light In The Grief – Day 11

  Grieving is something that never leaves us. Ever. It stays as close to us as our shadows. It is always there. One thing I know to be truth – no matter my circumstances – the closer I stay to God who is my light – the smaller my shadow is. It is there I find peace. It is there
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