Loss of A Dream

Friday, May 30, 2014

“You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” Ps. 18:28 Recently, three close friends faced the unexpected death of a parent. I…

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The Comfort Under the Comfort Food

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

During a chapter of loss, there is an obvious recipe for which we hunger:  comfort food – for our stomachs and our hearts.  Selecting a comfort food recipe…

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Even in the Gain

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Two and a half years ago, I got married at 43. For the first time. My new husband and I were going to the Friday night football game…

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Missing Mom

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.    Psalm 34:18 I just spent my 14th Mother’s Day without my mom.  It’s…

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Did I Marry a Jerk?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Shawn’s* story: When I got married I had this idea of what my husband was going to be like. I imagined someone gracious and talkative when I introduced…

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Loss: Who Will Fill This Hole?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27 Here I was again, facing a second devastating divorce, when my encourager said to me,…

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Picture Loss

Thursday, May 15, 2014

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so…

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Buying My Castle

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Darlene’s Story: I didn’t buy my first home until age 42 and was shocked the bank would give a 30 year loan to someone of my advanced years….

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He is With You

Monday, May 12, 2014

“But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and…

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Is God a Giver or a Taker?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

“The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” (Job 1:21) When I think about loss, there is a sadness…

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