Tag Archives: Grief and Faith

The Struggle for Joy in Our Hearts

Christmas is one of the most joyous times of the year. Yet Christmas brings a mixture of emotions. For Christmas evokes memories. Memories are a mixed bag of joy and sorrow. The joy can be tempered, if not overwhelmed, by … Continue reading

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“Keep Loving Jesus”–Celebrating My Mother’s Life

I spoke at my mother’s funeral on June 4. A cousin, who was not able to be with us, requested I send her a copy of my message. I decided to do so by posting the message below. Reading it … Continue reading

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Never Question God–Psalm 64

“Here me, O God, as I voice my complaint.” “Never question God,” people warn. “Faith doesn’t ask ‘Why?’ Faith accepts,” we are told. Some Christians shudder when I share those times in my life when I have shaken my fist at … Continue reading

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Angry with God, Forgiving God

(August 2, 2015, this Sunday, will mark seven years since our grandson Sully, fifteen months old, died. For thirteen months he battled leukemia. His illness, his suffering, his death, challenged my faith as it had never been challenged. I first … Continue reading

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Sunday, Another Visit to the Grave

(From my CaringBridge site in honor and memory of our grandson Sully. Written on Easter Sunday, 2010.) Sunday had come. The Sabbath was over.  Women who had followed Jesus went to the tomb to finish the traditional anointing of the … Continue reading

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The Day after Good Friday

(From my CaringBridge site in honor and memory of our grandson Sully. Written on the day after Good Friday, 2010.) A Grief Observed is C. S. Lewis’s journal of his grief when his wife Joy died after a painful battle … Continue reading

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Good Friday

(From my CaringBridge site in honor and memory of our grandson Sully. Written on Good Friday, 2010.) On this Good Friday, I remember the suffering of Jesus. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so … Continue reading

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