Category: Loss

21 Scriptures for the Bereaved from Someone Who Understands

What scriptures for the bereaved are best to bring comfort and healing? God’s word is full of encouragement, but what I’ve found to be the most comforting are verses about God being with me and helping me through difficult times. The one I leaned on heavily is from Isaiah. “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; […]

Embracing God’s Strength in our Weakness

Learning to embrace God’s strength in our weakness is not something that happens overnight.  It is also something that does not happen during the happy times of our life.  These lessons are learned through tears and heartache, loneliness and depression, and anxiety and fear.  The wonderful news is that we have hope.  Our hope becomes […]

Times Heals All Wounds Quote: True or False?

I was walking along the beach, letting the cool waters of Lake Superior wash over my bare feet. I was at this same beach a year ago, trying to get through the anniversary of my daughter’s death. The quote “time heals all wounds” keeps circling around in my head. It’s not true, but let me […]

Healing from Grief: Allowing Yourself to Grow

Healing from grief does not mean removing yourself from your grief. Once again, I’ve been reminded of the significance of grief, deep pain, and how I am changed because of it. This post has a couple of helpful, significant points, but my story first 😉 The neighbors gave us a memorial tree for Rebekah the […]

Can Grief Cause Anxiety? 10 Tips to Help You Cope

“Your anxiety isn’t going to go completely away,” said the pretty well-dressed counselor sitting across from me. “The very thing you are afraid of has already materialized”. It was a fear I never had before that warm August evening 2 years prior. I had never even thought to ask the question, “can grief cause anxiety?” […]

Follow your Heart: Not just a Cliche

I am laughing at myself right now because I chose “Follow Your Heart” as a title.  It is possible that I watch too many Hallmark movies.  At a dramatic climax which leaves me holding my breath (even though I know how it is going to end because, hello, its Hallmark), someone says, “You have to […]

Does Grief Ever Go Away?

Yesterday, I drove out to visit Rebekah and water her flowers. I had hung a basket of petunias covered in purple blossoms the week before. She would have liked them. The second I pulled up, I noticed the deer had eaten them-all. Somehow it was an answer to a question I’d been asking myself the […]

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