Monthly Archives: February 2011

Grief – God as Enemy or Answer?

In the beginning of this grief journey I vacillated between seeing God as the enemy, the one who took Becky away; and seeing God as the answer, the one who holds her now and brings me comfort. This is probably … Continue reading

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Grief – The Senses Grieve

Grief is surprisingly sensual. Every sense seems heightened as if attuned to opportunities to grieve. Recently I decided to drive through Starbucks and as it came into my visual field I immediately found myself in tears. The Starbucks was landscaped … Continue reading

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Grief – Prayer Sustains

I don’t know what I would do without prayer. I vividly remember that first phone call as we sat down to dinner at 5:14 p.m. on the night that Becky died. All we knew was that Becky had been in … Continue reading

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Grief – Mourning Song

Mourning Song “Can’t wait to see you again!” Was our goodbye Three days later death Bore down upon you and Pushed you from this world No hurt to you but Ripping hearts for you asunder I can’t stop crying And … Continue reading

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Grief – Help from Hebrews

The book of Hebrews has provided some surprising comfort as I process my grief at losing Becky. I’ve long loved this book of the Bible because I am enthralled with the Old Testament and Hebrews ties the Old Testament and … Continue reading

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Grief – The Purpose of Life

I’ve been thinking a lot about the purpose of life. I believe God creates us for an eternal relationship with him. In that relationship we bring him glory and both him and ourselves joy. We are born to begin this … Continue reading

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