When my husband passed away, I was in shock, denial, so lost, empty, and utterly broken. I was in a soul, shattered state of mind. It seemed at that time, that the goodness of my life was gone. Immersed in ...
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I read the sweetest blog this morning, and it reminded me how often I need to be reminded of the power of prayer. I was born into a religious family, and we always had a prayer as a family at each ...
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Kay Redfield Jamison, in Nothing Was the Same, penned the following thought. I realized that it was not that I didn’t want to go on without him. I did. It was just that I didn’t know why I wanted to ...
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Guilt…such a small word; nevertheless, no matter how unwarranted the guilt can be, it carries a gut wrenching punch. Guilt engulfed my being and took root after my husband’s death as I wrestled with the fact that I wasn’t with ...
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As I began the grieving process, I often felt like I had huge signs like this one plastered on my chest and back. I felt like when I went out in public, anyone could easily see I was only half ...
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Last week, I was attacked by a terrible cold. My usual cold routine is: 1. Feel strange and sickly for a day and 2. Feel better the next day. My sinus rinse and I can launch quite a defense. But ...
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Here's a thought to ponder for today by Lemony Snicket. One wanders through life as if wandering through a field in the dark of night, wearing a blindfold and very heavy shoes, with a poisonous toad waiting patiently beneath a ...
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As I was shopping last week, my eyes and ears were immediately drawn to an elderly couple standing at the cake department. Their frailty was apparent; yet, their voices were jubilant and lively as they explained to the baker, that ...
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i was talking to a widow the other day about the anger that often accompanies grief, and I was reminded of how, early on, I sometimes felt so full of anger at how things had turned out that I felt ...
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Today I took my daughter, her friend and my niece to the State Fair. First stop: All you can eat ice cream social. Second stop: Team roping and horses! Third stop: The rest of the fair. The monsoon created a ...
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