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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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The All-Sufficient One

The All-Sufficient One

  I’m amazed at Jesus’ sufficiency for every situation as I walk this new path of widowhood. When I need tax advice, a trusted, competent advisor appears. When I am faced with questions about the farm and its daily operations, He provides people in the know. When I need energy to clean out a grossly overly cluttered garage, He supplies the motivation, a dear sister-in-law to help, and willing hands to carry off the unneeded plunder. When I need to…

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Jesus, our Husband

Jesus, our Husband

  As I begin to walk this new, unfamiliar path of widowhood the Lord has reminded me that He has a special place in His heart for aliens, widows, and orphans. Isaiah 54:5a says, “For your husband is your Maker, whose name is the Lord of Hosts.” He is demonstrating that scripture me in very practical ways. Now I must make decisions not only for daily living. I have to have wisdom for things I know nothing about, like our…

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