Archive for the grief Tag

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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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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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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Containing Grief – Day 8

  Grief comes swiftly upon me. Uninvited. Have you ever seen a tidal wave? Like that. It seeps through every pore, into every cell and settles deep in the cracks and crevices of my heart. But unlike a tidal wave that continues on its way, carrying all the debris with it, I quickly throw up the retaining walls and refuse
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Storm Preparedness – Day 7

It’s such an odd feeling. Watching the weather via apps and feeds. The sun is shining here. Not a cloud in the sky. Nothing even predicted for the next ten days. Yet, but a few hundred miles away, everyone’s world has paused. Put on hold. No exceptions. Continued prayers to the coastlines that have not yet been touched by hurricane
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A Mother’s Grief – Day 6

  A dear friend of mine offered to write of grief from a mother’s perspective – May God offer a special measure of comfort through her words today to our community of mother’s out there.   A Mother’s Grief                                            
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Love Your People Well

Something wasn’t quite right. I couldn’t put my finger on it. I’ve spent the last days in India. I’m visiting friends. I’m tired. Jet. Lag. Is. Real. It’s been an amazing few days but in a few hours, I begin the long journey home. I came to celebrate a major life and work event with them. I was not disappointed.
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Katrina – I’m No Exception {Part Two}

{This is Part Two of three part series. Read Part 1 here.} The grief follows me as closely as my shadow and never leaves me – never will.  There is no escaping that pain. Yet . . . Experience has taught me the closer I stay to the light, the smaller my shadow is. Jesus spoke these words in John
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Drinking From a Fire Hydrant

Exhausted. Tired to my bones. Weak. Shoulders slumping. Weary. Numb. 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 big things that threaten to knock me down and out.
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Happy New Year – WELCOME 2014!

Having great intentions, I began writing a post observing my favorite moments of 2013 using pictures of my journey this past year. It didn’t take long for me to realize tears were sliding silently down my cheeks. Falling, pulled by gravity, to my chin where I wiped them on my sleeve – some escaping and falling to my leg creating
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