Tag: loss

Psalm 80: Eating the Bread of Tears

 July 9, 2019

Our psalm for last week of bargaining with God, gives way to depression this week with Psalm 80, the fourth stage of Kubler-Ross’ stages of dying. The Israelites are so sad that their daily bread is made up of tears, as well as their drinking water. “You have fed them with the bread of tears, […]

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Psalm 30: Joy Comes with the Morning

 July 10, 2018

Joy comes with the morning. This passage gave me comfort years ago when my position as chaplain was abruptly eliminated. One minute I was planning out the next month’s sermons, an hour later I was sitting in my car with twelve years of my life packed into the trunk and back seat. I had started […]

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Welcome Friend Failure

 May 17, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life He feels like he failed in everything important . . . in marriage, as a parent, in business. He’s failed so many times–and in so many ways–that he has finally made a friend of his close acquaintance. Maybe his friend Failure can teach him something success can’t. Thank you, […]

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Unexpected Gains

 May 12, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life This is not what she wanted for herself, not at all. This change was unwelcome, unexpected. She wants to deny that anything good could come from it. She lost a job she valued. She lost her health, her money, her social status–all because she’s been downsized. What has she […]

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Walking with Families through Grief – Available in Print format

 April 12, 2017

We grieve because we have loved. It is a gift, one we don’t want, yet a gift nonetheless. Think of the alternative – to go through life without allowing ourselves to love others because of the pain involved when we lose them. Not an alternative many chose. My book, Walking with Families through Grief, helps you unwrap […]

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Hope Amidst Loneliness

 December 2, 2016

Advent – Season of Hope The nurse lightly touches the elderly woman’s shoulders as silent tears stream down the pale wrinkled cheeks, flowing unceasingly. The old man sits on a park bench remembering all that he has lost: his family, his friends, his career.  He sits silently, saddened with lonely memories. The young woman sits […]

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Free Chapter Featuring WWII Vet in Honor of Memorial Day

 May 12, 2014

Jim is a World War II veteran. At 84 he has experienced many losses. How do you find a reason to get up each day when so many of your loved ones are gone? How do you find new dreams when your future appears so limited? Meet Jim and find out how he deals with […]

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