I have been quiet since my shoulder replacement surgery on March 3rd, 2020. That period of time has generated and germinated many thoughts, feelings, reflections, and lessons learned. I wrote, actually scribbled, feelings and thoughts along the way. A few gems have emerged, such as “on the road to covering” along with the “rollercoaster of […]
Every sunrise of your life will become a candle that you carry with you until sunset.
I not written for a brief period because on 3/3/2020 I had shoulder replacement shoulder surgery. The surgery was successful and I’m at home now. This time of “on the road” has proven insightful. I will the hand written notes once I gain the ability to use two hands to type.
Anger seeps through our life and sometimes explodes. After someone or something leaves our life, our emotions bubble and brew inside. Unresolved issues come to the surface with a surprising presence and stunning velocity. “As the masking effects of denial and isolation begin to wear, reality and its pain re-emerge. We are not ready. The […]
The journey of grief moves through stages where we can, as we chose to, end up in peace. There is a quietness that comes on us when we are finally at peace. Our troubles might still be here, but our complaints are gone and our fears have evaporated. Many have suffered, but in their suffering […]
Grief The following comes from the website http://www.mayoclinic.org. No revisions have been made to this. Further and future blogs on grief will come, based on the experience of many persons, including myself. “Grief is a strong, sometimes overwhelming emotion for people, regardless of whether their sadness stems from the loss of a loved one or […]
The longer we get to know ourselves and each other, we see more of the whole picture. “Beauty spots and warts” constitute the whole picture. While the view shows the facts, our choice lies in how we interpret the facts. Criticism or Grace constitute the choice paradigm. Love forms the decision and choice to be […]
Now when so many people are alone — with no one “in place” to whom to talk and no one to listen. Let’s look at one of the most alone suffering person — JOB! He lost everything and YET his friends came to him. In our current time that “coming would take a different — […]
Grief! Recently a parent whose son died unexpectedly, wrote “Finding a new life without you is the most difficult thing I’ve ever been through.” As I wrote yesterday, this type of unexpectedly, living afterwards challenges all that we believe. Later this same parent wrote, “Each day is a struggle, but I believe it’s the support […]
Hard To Hear and Write Yesterday at church a father spoke about the unexpected death of his 9 year old daughter, Grace. The death of any person touches many. The unexpected death penetrates the soul. The unexpected death of a nine year burns to the core of a parent! This event far out distances […]