Tag: sadness

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 74: Where was God?

 May 28, 2019

Where was God when the Twin Towers fell? When the tsunami swept away thousands of lives in Indonesia? When the woman was brutally raped and murdered? The child abused? Christians beheaded by ISIS? Where was God? Psalm 74 is a lament of the community that asks this question. Where was God when the Temple was […]

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Psalm 69: Dealing with Dark Days

 April 23, 2019

We just celebrated Holy Week and are now in the season of Easter, a time for celebration and new life. Yet not everyone is rejoicing. The sun may be shining, flowers blooming, but those dealing with depression find little reason for celebrating. They are stuck in somber Saturday, alone with Jesus in the tomb. Psalm […]

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Psalm 56: God, the Tear Catcher

 January 22, 2019

God, the tear catcher! Another image of God from Scripture. There are many images of God found in the Bible, including father, mother, spirit, way, truth, light, gate, gatekeeper, lion, eagle, mother hen, shepherd. The list goes on. Now, thanks to Psalm 56, I have another image for God, the tear catcher. Psalm 56 Psalm […]

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Being Tested

 January 11, 2017

Here they come again–memories of the promise that wasn’t kept, memories resurfacing when I least expect them, when I think I’ve finally dealt with the hurt. Here they come, those feelings I thought I had dealt with, feelings that caused me so much trouble earlier, tempting me with revenge, with helplessness, with despair. Here they […]

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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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First Chapter Dancing on a High Wire

 October 21, 2014

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 50 cents of all Kindle pre-orders of will go the the American Cancer Society. First chapter follows. Dancing on a High Wire is also available in print through CreateSpace estore, click here. Chapter 1 She felt like she had been punched in the stomach. Nausea, dizziness, swept over her. “I […]

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Psalm 61: Lamenting the End of Summer

 August 27, 2014

How I long for an endless summer of blue skies and warm days that invite you to go outside rather than huddle inside by the glow of the TV and other electronics! I’m experiencing my yearly end of summer slump as I think about all I didn’t do this summer. No trip to Mackinaw or […]

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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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