• How To Cope With The Death Of A Loved One
    How To Cope With The Death Of A Loved One

    When someone you love dearly passes on, be it a best friend, spouse, child or parent, it can be life-changing. The pain, the regret and wishes of what you could have done can all be pretty overwhelming....

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Celebrating Life in the Midst of Grief
    Celebrating Life in the Midst of Grief

    By Norine Rae – There is joy in sorrow and there is peace in despair as we look to Jesus to comfort us in our dark hours. This week is my son’s birthday and as the day...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Daily Devotion
    March 8, 2017-When Grief Runs Deep

    By Gwen Smith─ Today’s Truth Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.(Matthew 11:28) Friend to Friend I read the text in horror and disbelief. How could he be gone?...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Surviving Grief

    By Lynne Cox− Laura and I had been close friends since junior high school. I grew up knowing her family and she knew mine.  Last year when her mom moved into an assisted care facility Laura asked...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • This Morning, I Met a Man Who Changed My Life…Forever

    By Hala Teeny – While driving to Seaside to get coffee, I saw a man in a wheelchair on the opposite side of HWY 101 waving wildly at each passing car. He was wearing a Santa hat...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Menopause Life Cycles and Loss

    By Ellen Dolgen – On July 6th, I received that dreaded phone call. My beloved Mom passed away in Tucson, Arizona. Mom started having trouble breathing earlier in the day, and then at approximately 2 in the...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • How will you want to be remembered
    How Will You Be Remembered?

    By Kelli Parisian– When you reach a certain age, and attend enough Memorials/Celebrations of Life, you begin to ponder the topic of death more often, and more seriously. People will say death is a part of life,...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • You're story isn't over yet
    Your Story Isn’t Finished Yet

    By Rita Schulte – Sixteen months have gone by since my husband took his life one fateful day in November. Ours was the perfect love story, but somewhere along the line things went terribly wrong. My husband...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Surviving the Holidays One Moment at a Time

    By Ruth W. Crocker− I learned how to appear to look strong and hold myself together following the death of a loved one from my mother. I observed her after the death of my youngest brother from...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    We May Have to “Face It” but God Will Not Forsake Us

    By Jeanie Waters − The longest darkest time of our lives started on 12-30-11 at the passing of our 24 year old son Zach Waters to prescription drug overdose. We have been through many things in our...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Elijah being feed by an angel of the Lord
    Restoration In Grief

    Guest post by Sandi Elzinga – Recently, I had a semi-relapse of the same fatigue I wrestled with several years ago. (See Running With Gerbils: The Wheel of Grief, http://wp.me/pz1Df-5a). Once again, I got myself too busy,...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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    How to Support Your Spouse Through a Loss

    By Barbara Peters – In life, loss is inevitable. How people navigate through a loss is unique and different for everyone. Although no two people grieve the same, it is normal to hurt after a loss—perhaps so...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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