My heart naturally reaches out to people who are hurting because of grief and loss in their lives. I have been widowed three times, so my understanding of loss comes from a hard path of experience.
You Cannot Fix Grieving People
I got lots of advice about how to "get over" my grief, and get on with my life. I was already overwhelmed with pain and less functional that everyone else. How could I possibly add their suggestions to an already crushing list of new responsibilities?
Finding Hope is Difficult
A few years ago, I found myself depressed and overwhelmed with grief...again. I wanted to finish raising my five children, keep my bills paid somehow, and go to be with the Lord. My emotions were flat, I moved through life like a robot, and my vision for life had gone dark.
God Called Me Out of Darkness
I gathered ten years of writing about giref and organized a workbook for grieving people. A dozen of us gathered, shared our stories, and received God's promises--it was a supernatural encounter more healing than I had ever known. I knew that God sees me on this mourning globe as clearly as I see my daughter at the breakfast table, and He was carrying us in His everlasting arms.
The Message of Comfort and Joy
The book is a collection of my stories and meditations on the scripture for people who are struggling with loss. It's not what I need to do--It's what God wants to do that brought me back to the land of the living. All of us suffer loss in our lives. You will find comfort and joy as you read my story and the amazing promises of scripture that speak personally to hurting people.