Tag Archives: Grief

The Loss of His Wife

The Bible is filled with many stories of ordinary people struggling with the challenges of life.  Sometimes they are manageable and people get through using their wits and abilities.  Other times, the challenges are like arrows that stab, exhaust and … Continue reading

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I Met My Wife in My Former Church

A Gust of Grace blew into my life in November of 2009.  On that Sunday I visited my old home church and saw someone I had known over 20 years ago.   Seven months later we were married. At the … Continue reading

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The Promise of the Rainbow

Living in the Past:  Back in the late 1970’s I was returning to Michigan from California.  I had lived out there for almost two years and was now heading home.  I was driving through New Mexico when it started to … Continue reading

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Dealing with Loss At Christmas

Experience as a Flashlight:  The woman was beside herself with grief.  It was only a few months since her husband had died.  She was not looking forward to Christmas.  How could she deal with that loss at Christmas when the … Continue reading

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I Am An Optimist and a Pessimist

Lessons I Have Learned:  I suspect the notion that life has it’s ups and downs came as a surprise to me.  I am the kind of person that likes things to be positive and happy.  I guess that makes me … Continue reading

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The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Living in the Past:  The shooting of JFK was another of those incidents so life stopping that people remember what they were doing at the time. I was a college freshman in the Autumn of 1963.  I was part of … Continue reading

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Music Changes Me

I probably have my parents to thank for my appreciation of music.  My dad played an upright bass.  My mom loved singing with her siblings and performed with the Sweet Adelines, an international organization of women dedicated to preserving barbershop … Continue reading

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