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 [...]

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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