Monthly Archives: January 2011

Grief – God’s Absence or Presence?

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in … Continue reading

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Grief – 31 Days Past

31 days past January 29, 2011 We came from our lives to be together again The ‘we’ we’ve become The worst night of our lives overshadowing The nights since We gathered in the place we’d last been with you Not … Continue reading

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Grief – Death Our Enemy

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11-12 I’ve considered death in the past and, when … Continue reading

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Grief – The Struggle to Surrender

“All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give. I will ever love and trust Him, in His presence daily live. I surrender all, I surrender all. All to thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all.” I’ve considered … Continue reading

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Grief – The Power of Community

Earlier in my journal I’ve spoken to the help that friends have been as we’ve walked through grief. In addition to this new understanding of friendship I’ve caught a deeper vision of community through this loss. The experience of another’s … Continue reading

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Grief – Death Does Not Define Us

In the wake of Becky’s death I’ve come to understand how defining death is. Three little words say so much about Becky now – “Becky is dead.” I think about introducing myself to a new person and I find myself … Continue reading

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Grief – Response

December 30, 2010 — Day 2 The morning after the accident we arrived at Jacob’s sometime mid-morning. We greeted Jacob, Amity and Dara with fresh tears and grief. Not long after our arrival Jacob’s family came and tears fell again. … Continue reading

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Grief – Remembering Our Helpers

December 29, 2010 — Day 1 This is the night that divides our lives into ‘before Becky died’ and ‘after Becky died.’ We had just sat down to dinner when we received the first call about the accident. Our son-in-law, … Continue reading

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Grief – Redeeming Moments

Grief is a hard companion, but not one without redeeming moments. I want to share a story from Day 19 of this grief journey, Sunday, January 16, 2011. On this Sunday I was still with my son-in-law Jacob and our … Continue reading

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Grief – Taken by Storm

“My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.” Job 17:7 “My days have passed, my plans are shattered, and so are the desires of my heart.” Job 17:11 On December 29, 2010 our 32 … Continue reading

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