Tag: sorrow

The Gift of Grief at Christmas

 December 15, 2021

This post on the gift of grief was first published five years ago after the death of my stepfather. It remains relevant, especially in light of the deaths our world has experienced from COVID 19. If you are one of the many people missing a loved one this holiday season, I hope this post helps […]

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What Is Godly Sorrow?

 May 4, 2021

We all experience sorrow and suffering in life. Many are suffering now because of losses brought on by COVID19—losses of loved ones, livelihood, way of life. Paul, in Second Corinthians 7:10-13, speaks of worldly sorrow and Godly sorrow. But what makes one sorrow Godly and the other worldly? How do you tell them apart? What […]

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Psalm 126: Through the Cross to Resurrection

 May 28, 2020

Have you ever awoken from a nightmare, relieved to know it had only been a dream? You may be disoriented for a while as you adjust to reality. Imagine Mary Magdalene on Easter morning, how confused she must have been when she first saw Jesus. Was this a dream? Or was this reality and the […]

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Dealing with Compassion Fatigue

 October 3, 2017

First there was Hurricane Harvey, leaving a path of destruction in Texas. Then Hurricane Irma in Florida, followed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and earthquakes in Mexico. Then while driving the other morning I heard about the massive shootings in Las Vegas. Tears slipped down my cheeks as I drove. Enough already! I had […]

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Our Lady of Sorrows

 September 15, 2017

Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15 With each relationship you add to your life, each child, grandchild, son-in-law or daughter-in-law, you add joy, but you also add the potential for sorrow. You rejoice when a child is born, but that is just the beginning. With each new step, each word spoken, they […]

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