My Friends 

I have friends who have had miscarriages.  I have friends who have had stillbirths.  I have friends who lost a baby to SIDS.  I have friends whose child drowned.  I have friends whose child died from cancer.  I have friends whose child died in a tornado.  I have friends whose child died from suicide. I…

Preparation 

I wrote this last year. As graduations and Mother’s Day approach, we need to be prepared.  I encourage each of us to not let anxiety and fear overwhelm us or keep us from participating in activities. Especially activities involving our other living children. Once we miss an event, we cannot go back and recapture that…

I’ve Been Thinking

Tonight I was praying for families who lost young adult children. Unfortunately, I have an idea of how to pray for them since I am one of them. Our friends have loved us well. I am grateful. As I prayed for three specific families that lost sons recently, I was thinking… So many families lost…

While We’re Waiting 

I haven’t shared While We’re Waiting in a few months. Too many parents need this group. I’m grateful it is available to help us grieve and live well.  While We’re Waiting is a faith-based ministry for bereaved parents. They host weekend retreats for parents, mini retreats for moms and dads, and a Facebook group for…

Stop the Gossiping 

I’ve posted about this before. I speak as a mom who has experienced the death of my son.  But it seems not everyone got the message.  A young man in our community died. Two in the past week in fact. One, a college student, was shot in a robbery gone bad. The other, a 13…

 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…

Are They Okay?

The following is a quote from God’s Healing in Grief, an inductive Bible study available from Precept Ministries International. “Dear one, if your loved ones were believers in Jesus Christ, if they were Christians, Jesus knows them and He gave them eternal life. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.…

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…