Posts made in July, 2018

Coping with Grief “GRIEF BURST” July 25, 2018

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Coping with Grief | 0 comments

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 upstate New York. My twin, Jeanne, was so excited to have them home for a couple days. I asked her to send lots of pictures and videos. Her granddaughter is almost 2 years old and just precious. Jeanne sent pictures of Jaylynn glancing over a little gate to look at the flowers in the flower garden. A picture of her “talking” on a...

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Lasting Gifts July 24, 2018

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Blessings | 0 comments

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 also my spiritual mother; my Bible teacher. She introduced me to others as her daughter. She nicknamed me, “Sunday.” What an enduring name it is to me. She even bought me an Amplified Bible and had “Sunday” inscribed on the front cover. I treasure that Bible! In April of this year she had fallen and broke her hip. A mutual friend...

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Faith and Grieving July 2, 2018

Posted by on Jul 8, 2018 in Faith and Grief | 0 comments

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 says, “…a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”  Wilderness, wasteland, and desert. In the context of this verse, these words are good descriptive words for the way I was feeling when our family died. Wilderness conjures up images like rough terrains to cross; rocky hills to climb; muddy slopes that cause you to...

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Faith and Grieving June 27, 2018

Posted by on Jul 8, 2018 in Faith and Grief | 1 comment

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 continues to give us hope for the future and healing from such a horrific tragedy. He continues to give us opportunities to speak to people about His love and blessings in our lives. Everyday, I look for ways that I can share this with others. Eagerly waiting for any occasion, the Lord gives me. As I sat reading my Scriptures this...

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