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Annual Poem a Day Challenge

Annual Poem a Day Challenge

It’s November again. Time to take in earth’s beauty before denuded trees stand stark against winter’s wind. Where did the year go? Every November I join Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem a Day Challenge. http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2018-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-4 Robert is the poetry editor for Writer’s Digest. He feeds poets a prompt every day during November and April. The prompt for last Sunday was, “Write an I’m sorry poem.” These lines popped in my head when I read the prompt. It’s now been over six months…

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False Believers

False Believers

As I write this, it has now been five months since my husband left his earth suit behind and entered heaven. I am daily filled with joy when I think where he is in Jesus’ presence. Since his transfer, I have promised myself to read more. One book, given me by a dear friend entitled, Hope for an Aching Heart by Margaret Nyman, was a very blessed read. I bought another book recommended to me the other day. The cover claims it…

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Of Grief

Of Grief

  I begin a new grief class this next week offered by Hospice House using writing as an aid to working through the process of my new normal after losing my husband, Vic, in April. In June, we would have celebrated 56 years of marriage. I never cease to be amazed at God’s timing. I’m a wee bit behind in my daily devotional reading of New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp. His entry for June 24 reads, “Grief is good…

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When In Suffering and Grief

When In Suffering and Grief

Lamentations 3:32 For if He causes grief, then He will have compassion according to His abundant lovingkindness. It is such a comfort to know when we are afflicted, when we undergo suffering, or when we grieve, the God of All Mercy is there. He has a multitude of goodness and kindness. He is faithful. He is never late—or early. His intent is always for our highest good in the end. Sometimes it looks like God is out to get us….

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