The Secret of Dealing with Grief and Loneliness at Christmas Time

2017-12-08T10:55:16+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Depression, Grief, Loneliness|Tags: , , , , |

Christmas is a joyous season for most of us. It's a season of joy; a time to enjoy family and friends; a time to be happy. But what if it’s also a season to grieve? What if you're in a season of grief this Christmas? Grief comes to all of us. Grief is an intense [...]

A hole in it!

2017-09-22T00:55:28+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Divorce, Grief, Parenting, Singleness|Tags: , , , , |

The following is a devotional birthed out of recording artist Kim Hill’s personal story, written to help single parents guide their children through the fallout of divorce. Divorce is experienced by children as a devastating event When children experience their parents’ divorce, no matter how old they are, it’s a devastating event. When asked how [...]

Do you recognize how the 6 stages of grief work?

2016-08-12T20:57:40+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Grief|Tags: , , |

What do I need when I'm grieving? To know that there is life on the other side of grief To know that people will care no matter how I respond To know that God is going through the pain with me, that he knows and cares about how I am doing To know that God [...]

Goodbye (for now)

2016-07-14T18:10:08+00:00 May 8th, 2012|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Depression, Devotionals, Grief, Suffering|Tags: , , , , , , |

It ended as most women’s retreats do.  Hugs. Clasped arms and hands. Tears of joy, of hope, of surrender. Renewed faith. Proclamations. Newly made promises to self, family, and God. Resolutions. Determination to keep them. A deeper sense of the Lord’s love and mercy. The altar was deep and wide with women bowing, kneeling, sitting—praying, [...]


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