We are a culture of comparison. Last week at the store I was faced with a decision of which product to buy, based on quantity, price and what I wanted. It’s called comparison shopping. Experts say it’s the best way to find items at the best price. However, c
During the first year of grieving the sudden loss of my husband, I had a regular companion; tears. Most days I would cry and shed tears at the loss of my spouse of 36 years and my life as I knew it. I was grieving. There would be a trigger of some kind. I woul
For this post, I chose to feature a Bible study found at this link. Most of us have times when life seems hopeless–failure to find a mate, a job, losing a family member, or even a divorce. Jesus Resurrection is a message of new life and hope. He can bring peace from despair if we … New life–from despair to peace Read More »
This week my children and I remembered my husband’s birthday. Birthdays and anniversaries without our loved ones are difficult dates. The traditions and memories associated with the calendar can feel like setbacks in our journey through grief. Last week I walked with a friend, w
Grieving is an individual experience for each of us. When you’ve lost a loved one, each person in the family will grieve differently and in their own way. There is a uniqueness to how we grieve that makes it our journey alone. When I was in counseling after my husband d
Nine months after my husband died, I was invited to speak to a group of mothers on walking with someone who grieves. I started with this quote by Dr. Gary Collins, “Our western culture is intolerant of prolonged grieving. They value efficiency and pragmatism, so death often is se
Your dreams of what you had hoped your story would be may have died on the cross of unmet expectations or unwanted violation, but your dreams can rise again. They may even become someone else’s inspiration to rise up from their grave of broken dreams as well.