Coping with Grief Post# 4 Journal Dec. 2015

“It’s okay.” I tell myself often. I don’t have to, or need to, hurry grief along. I’ve heard people say, “I just want this grieving to stop.” Why try to rush it along? That’s okay for them. But I prefer to be patient with my grief. Yes, I do want the ache in my heart...

Blessings Post 5 July 2, 2017

I am told that I have given others hope. I have been told that others love the relationship I have with Jesus. I have been told that I have encouraged others. They say, “If Joanne can face and overcome such tragedy, I can too.” I want to be known as someone who, when...

Blessings Post 4 June 2017

“Things that Matter” How precious are those moments that we share with our families. I am so grateful the way God orchestrates events in my life in such a way that when I look back I see how blessed I was to have these moments. They were a gift from God. I feel that...

Coping With Grief Post # 3 Journal June, 2015

As I sit on my couch looking out the patio door, I ponder the life I see outside; birds flying by, children playing, a gentle summer breeze blowing, sun shining and even an unwelcome wasp flying near my patio, looking for a place to build its nest, and I compare it to...