He Is Our Healer

We cannot ever expect others to do for us what only God can do. He is our comfort. He is our fortress. He is our healer. He is our redeemer. He is the one who cares for us. He is faithful and compassionate and merciful and abounding in love. When something happens and you are…

Spring Cleaning

I am so grateful to be healthy! For weeks after I had the flu in early February I felt tired and weak. Just walking down to our tank wore me out. But I’m finally feeling stronger. I’m doing some long-needed spring cleaning around our property. In November, with the help of two young men, we…

Friendship. Jesus. Coffee. Poetry

Can We Still Be Friends?

I don’t drink coffee. But I love Jesus. Can we still be friends? I attended an Episcopal day school. But I went to a Catholic high school. Can we still be friends? I was baptized in a Church of Christ. But I’ve attended Baptist & Presbyterian Churches and Assemblies of God. Can we still be…

Underlying Sadness 

From last spring. The losses I’ve experienced no longer cause me daily pain. Instead, I long for Home in ways I never had before. “In grief support groups, parents often speak of an unending sadness. They say no matter what they do, even when they appear to others to be happy, they are sad under…

Do not fear

Originally posted on kathleenbduncan:
Another meme that has a different meaning for us who have lost a child, parent, or spouse. I am not unaware of the bad things that can happen. I know?that bad things happen. People die! People I love! I know cancer, car wrecks, heart attacks, and murder happen every day. Death…

The Next Right Thing

A couple of years ago I wrote about doing The Next Right Thing. As parents who have experienced the death of our child, we have to choose what the next right thing is for us. We have to choose how we will live…or if we will live. No, I’m not talking about taking our own life. But…

Serenity

All these people talking about saber rattling and nuke war. And I'm over here just breathing in and out and putting one foot in front of the other right now. It's work to get up and get dressed some days. Living one day at a time. Continuing to make progress knowing perfection is out of…