Coping with Grief “GRIEF BURST” July 25, 2018

GRIEF BURSTS Three years later and I still experience grief bursts. Apparently, that’s normal, it’s okay for me to have them. Last weekend, my twin sister’s daughter-in-law, Jacki, and granddaughter, Jaylynn, drove up from Virginia to spend the weekend with them in...

Lasting Gifts July 24, 2018

Lasting Gifts In May of this year I was able to fly to New Mexico to visit a dear friend whom I’ve known for 30 years. Alvirda Deloris Pahor was her name. She was 86 years old. I introduced her to others as my Mother. Indeed, she wasn’t only a mother to me, she was...

Faith and Grieving July 2, 2018

Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”  Wilderness and wasteland. Another translation of this verse...

Faith and Grieving June 27, 2018

For the Advance of the Gospel I have written before about how God has and continues to bless us in the aftermath of such a devastating, and tragic loss; when we had to bury Russell, Shawna, Tylee, and Blake; our son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. God...