Tag: grief

Creating New Memories

What do you do when you have few memories of your loved one?

When Trauma Has You Frozen, Pray

I encourage you, just as my friend took the reigns and led me through the dark moment, to find a purpose in your grief. Begin with prayer. Lift up the person, circumstance, or fear to God who loves you perfectly and can cast out all fear!

Just Another Day: Except it Isn’t

  Scripture: Lamentations 3:22 The LORD’S loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.24“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.”… Thoughts: How do you turn the page on the hardest days of your…

Loss Through the Eyes of a Child

John 3:16 For God so loved the world: He gave his one and only son, so that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life.   Daniel, age 10, asked if he could write for my post. So, I am honored…

More to Come: Chose Abundant Life!

John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.  The contrast between my son’s life and death is always the strongest on this day! He cared about people deeply….

Poetry by Elizabeth Barret Browning

Grief I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless; That only men incredulous of despair, Half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air Beat upward to God’s throne in loud access Of shrieking and reproach. Full desertness, In souls as countries, lieth silent-bare Under the blanching,…

Inside a Suicide Mom’s Locket

Suicide took future pictures of you So I open the locket of my soul wide. And share who you were Not who you will be.   I trace chubby cheeks, as the rhythm of the rocker sings you to sleep. Breathe deeply your baby…

Freelance Fridays: Comforting Words

I comfort myself by wrapping up in the truth of who you were, not in the grief of who you thought you should be.

Mood Ring Mondays: The Gift of Tradition and Friendship

Do you wake up with a deep weariness? The sun is shining brightly, but the curtains are drawn closed inside. Like me, you may be taking in a breath and deciding what you want to do with your mashed up emotions. Look out the…

Grief Sings

I sing when the horn of victory is too faint with grief to hear. May belief be the miracle in my melody, and others hear the harmony of heaven.

Grief Clock

Matthew 4:Matthew 4:11 Then the devil left Him, and angels came and ministered to Him. Luke 22…42“Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.” 43Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him and strengthened…

Fireworks in my Grief

Today is my wedding anniversary. Losing Jonathan on the 1st could have overshadowed our anniversary if we had not been intentional about turning our pages from the beginning. Each year brings new delights for our anniversary because we took those first painful steps to…