Safe

Many years ago, as an ice breaker at church one morning, the Bible study leader asked, “When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you grew up?”  The other women in the class answered things like scientist, teacher, mommy, princess, nurse. Typical little girl answers. We all smiled and laughed. …

Romans 8

On Sunday evenings we are going through a Bible study with a group of folks who’ve all lost loved ones. Throughout this study we look at various passages and discuss how they apply in our grief journey.  Here are a few insights these folks have discussed as we looked at Romans 8.  12 So then,…

Eternal Life

We need to get to know God.  Seek Him.  Spend time studying His Word then apply it in our lives.  Pray. Worship. Talk with Him. Listen to Him.  Do you know the One True God?  We can find healing in our grief.  We find healing, hope, peace, and joy in the One True God. Do…

 Gifts From Above

So many hurting people crave comfort. They crave a sign that they are going to be okay or that their departed loved ones are okay. (Last week I shared a quote from “God’s Healing in Grief.” The article is “Are They Okay.“) Grieving people crave comfort so much that they may be deceived into believing…

The Worst Pain

Recently, some grieving people were discussing their losses. They talked about the pain and sorrow of losing a loved one. The also discussed the comfort they had found through their faith. One of these gals had lost her husband, the love of her life, after more than fifty years of marriage. Another had lost a…

Isaiah 61

Sunday night my husband wrote this. It is deep. It is beautiful. It is truth.  To grant to those who mourn in Zion – to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,  the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; That they may be called oaks of…

My Other Kids Need Me

Today I heard yet another story of an adult child who lost her parents. Not to death, but to grief.  This time a young woman’s little brother drowned when she was a teenager. Her father went into a deep depression that resulted in his drinking his life away. Her mom simply stopped living. She still…