Category Archives: Grief

Mama’s Rocking Chair

I have a good friend who lost their grandmother yesterday. I woke up early praying for her and others who I know are grieving the loss of loved ones today. On such occasions, I generally try to express some of … Continue reading

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A Sad Song

In the wake of the tragic and senseless loss of life yesterday in Uvalde, I have been overwhelmed by various emotions – sorrow and sadness and anger and outrage.  There is so much that needs to be done, so much … Continue reading

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God of All Comforts and the Chaplaincy Experience

My chaplaincy program is going well.  It is a real blessing to work with the patients and staff at the hospital. And while some situations and conversations are much more serious and somber than others, I know the Lord is … Continue reading

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Somewhere Someone is crying, Lord

Somewhere someone is crying Lord; With tears running down their face. Somewhere someone is hurting Lord, And their world is a cold, lonely place. I pray that you would comfort them, Embrace them and dry their tears. Give them strength … Continue reading

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Twas the Night Before Christmas 2012

‘Twas the week before Christmas and everyone’s heart Was broken and sad for families torn apart. Questions without answers, for who could have guessed That grief stricken parents would soon lay their children to rest. Presents unwrapped still sit by … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

This is the time of year when we put up the Christmas tree, hang the Christmas lights, strategically place the decorations in the yard and gleefully go about eating cakes, cookies and pies so that we can gain the “seasonal … Continue reading

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Are You Weary?

Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  29 “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST … Continue reading

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Having Hope during the Holidays

I love this time of year!  I love the holidays!  I love Thanksgiving!  I love Christmas!  I love the chance to eat good food and share good times with my family and friends!  At the same time I recognize that … Continue reading

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