Posts made in July, 2017

Faith and Grief Post 6 August 2015

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Faith and Grief | 0 comments

  Reading Scripture this morning and the commentary that goes with the reading for today……………….    It talks about wondering why it seems that the wicked don’t suffer and even seem to prosper. It goes on to say that God will deal with that in His time, and that we need to stay focused on trusting God and remember His faithfulness to us. I can honestly say I haven’t even given the “wicked” a single thought! Why would I? My mind is steadfast on my Lord. I understand when people cry out to God in anger over the loss of a loved one and ask Him why the wicked prosper while they are in such...

Read More

My Journey Two Year Mark, June 21, 2017 Post 2

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in After the first year | 1 comment

Two long years is marked today. What a day to have to “mark” in some way. But here it is. Another year of missing their smiles, and their laughs. Another year of not being able to see them, hug them, have a conversation with them, or spending time together. No new memories where made. Another trip to the cemetery to put fresh flowers on their gravesite, placing little mementos, and starring at their picture on the headstone.  As I sit there on the ground and ponder, I think about what Tylee and Blake would look like another year older. I wonder if Tylee would still be in dance. I think about...

Read More

Beauty from Ashes Post 2

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Beauty from Ashes | 0 comments

I read Psalm 34 this morning and it always give me great comfort and hope. “I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt His name together. I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him and He delivers them. Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him; …but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. The eyes of the Lord are on the...

Read More

Faith and Grief Post 5

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Faith and Grief | 0 comments

Hope… What is my hope? What am I hoping for? Why do I need hope? I should ask, “Who is my Hope?” My Hope is Jesus. My Hope is IN Jesus! I can’t go on without Hope. Hope that comforts and brings peace. I need Hope to face tomorrow. I need to have Hope that everything will one day be okay. Jesus is my hope for the future because one day He will return and make all things right. But, right now, in the midst of our greatest tragedy, nothing seems right. That’s why I have to cling to Jesus. He is my hope, my strength, my peace and my comfort. Even though weeks, and months have passed, and June...

Read More

Coping with Grief Post 5

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Coping with Grief | 0 comments

  I never saw grief as my enemy or a sign that I was weak. It sounds strange but I welcomed grief. Grief is the cost of loving and loosing. I loved four very precious people and I lost four very precious people. Grieving their loss keeps them close to me. It’s hard to put into words. I can’t explain it. Never a moment goes by that I don’t think of them and grieve that they aren’t here with me anymore. I don’t want the grieving to stop. I don’t care what others think. Some feel I should already be moving on. Move on to what? Life is one loss after another. One difficulty after another. A...

Read More