Monthly Archives: October 2011

GLEANINGS from Claudia: Awakened by Sorrow

I sleep only to wake awash in tears Though night lives on Sorrow swells and I swim Sorrow is my atmosphere My dear friend whose brother died She fears him lost forever The father mother sister aunts and uncles Mourning … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Mother Love

“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” Jonah 2:8 I’m in a book group and just finished the October book “The Great Divorce” by C.S. Lewis. The book was a fast read, but quite … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Dissonance

“I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.” Jeremiah 31:13 God is good. At the beginning of loss and in the midst of anguished grief and today in a  possibly momentary … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Beauty from Stress

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 I’m feeling a bit better again. What does that look like? I can go longer in a day without  dissolving into tears. Every sight, … Continue reading

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