Tag Archives: grief

Family dynamics …

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.” Matthew 5:9 (MSG Bible) One of my family blunders came during a … Continue reading

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Our wounds …

Eliphaz from Teman spoke to Job: “True, he wounds, but he also dresses the wound; the same hand that hurts you heals you.” Job 5:17 Last night I caught the beginning of the movie, “The Shack” and chose not to … Continue reading

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Prayer from Psalm 55

A Prayer from  selected verses of Psalm 55:1-8 Open your ears, God, to my prayer; Don’t pretend you don’t hear me knocking. There are times when you, God, appears to be answering my neighbor’s door, not mine. I think, “God, … Continue reading

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Avoid avoidance …

“He [Jesus] didn’t make it easy for himself by avoiding people’s troubles, but waded right in and helped out. ‘I took on the troubles of the troubled,’ is the way Scripture puts it.” Romans 15:3,4 Yesterday, I invited my sixteen-year-old … Continue reading

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No pumpkin pie …

“Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life.” James 1:12 Yesterday was the first Thanksgiving meal I … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Saints …

“All you saints! Sing your hearts out to God! Thank him to his face! He gets angry once in a while, but across a lifetime there is only love. The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days … Continue reading

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Letting go. . .

“God loves good people, protects strangers, takes the side of orphans and widows, but makes short work of the wicked.” Psalm 146:9 This week I pasted a 4-sale sign on my husband’s 1999 Jeep Cherokee. It’s time to release it … Continue reading

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Developing thick skin …

“Don’t bad-mouth each other, friends. It’s God’s Word, his Message, his Royal Rule, that takes a beating in that kind of talk.” James 4:11 My first published article, Finding Love Again appeared in the August 2007 Guideposts magazine and possible … Continue reading

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Who can focus?

“Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God…. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.” Matthew 6:6 There … Continue reading

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Grief beyond belief …

“Trust me. There is plenty of room for you in my Father’s home.” John 14:1 As I continue my journey toward home, I feel the stages of grief lessening with fewer clouds hanging over my head, more smiles, and the … Continue reading

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