Category Archives: Grief

GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – Death or Life?

On December 29, 2010 my 32 year old daughter, Becky, lost her life in an automobile accident. ‘GLEANINGS from Claudia’ is a mother’s journal of grief. DEATH OR LIFE She’s gone In a moment she left And the moment she left … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – Victim or Victory?

“O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest! Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – Jubilee!

“The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines. For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – Sweetbitter

“I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 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.” … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – The Strength of My Heart

“ When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you. Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – Scars

“Then he (Jesus) said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – “And the two shall become one flesh…”

This will be another delayed post because I don’t really want Jacob or Cheryl to see it until after the girls give them the wedding gift they’ve chosen. Today Amity, Dara and I spent our last ‘free’ summer day together. … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – Sacrifice

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – A Return of Joy

Tonight, August 12, 2012, I’m writing a blog that I won’t post for a while because the news in it isn’t yet mine to share, but soon it will be. Earlier this afternoon I texted Jacob to make sure we … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS From Claudia: Grief – Sweet Summer

Dear Becky, Summer is winding down. It has been a good summer for me – a lot like the summers when you were a girl, before I started working out of our home. I’ve been blessed to be with Amity … Continue reading

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