just keep living

by admin on April 23, 2014

sadnessI enjoy good television shows and I especially like Masterpiece productions, such as Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, and Call the Midwife. Today’s post is from the recent episode of Call the Midwife, “You just keep living until you’re alive again.”

Grief is like a wet, hot, strangling humidity of the soul – it has the potential of smothering breath from a heart. I’ve seen people grieve like that – two women I love very much suffered such a grief. My own daughter and my very dear BFF in Florida. Both lost a loved one in two separate, heinous murders. Their grief consumed them.

When watching people go through difficult situations it is hard to know what to say or how to act around them. You don’t want to be too happy because you never want them to think you are insensitive to their grief, yet you don’t want to be overly sad dragging them down even more. Does that make sense? The best way I found is to be available. To listen. To care. To love. To share.

It is hard to watch someone you love so dearly keep living until they’re alive again.

But the day does come and for those walking through the grieving season with a loved one, the journey is bittersweet.

It is a journey of hope.

I honestly have no “earthly” idea why these words came to me today – but I trust Holy Spirit does and if it’s you, my heart and prayers are standing with you.

 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15.13

Wednesday linkup’s:

Word Filled Wednesday

Three Word Wednesday

Coffee for Your Heart

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good friday – the mercy tree

by admin on April 18, 2014

My gift to you this Good Friday. Remembering His Death.

 

 

Eternally Grateful,

Susan

 

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those things

April 16, 2014

Tweet I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4.13 I love being around strong, bold in their faith, women. They empower me. Encourage me. Cause me to be and do better. The past week I’ve been around two such awesome women. The first being, my cousin. She had been praying about something, […]

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conFined by fear

April 9, 2014

Tweet So many things can hold us prisoner – last week I wrote about pride and perfection, this week I want to think out loud about fear. My kids have two aunts that are confined by fear. Afraid of everything. Won’t do anything because of their fear of “what if.” They are not believers, but […]

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how beautiful are the feet

April 2, 2014

Tweet How beautiful upon the mountains  Are the feet of him who brings good news,  Who proclaims peace,  Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion,  “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52.7 (NKJV) Have you ever made a pair of shoes? Do you even think that you could? Last month […]

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Surprised by Motherhood

April 1, 2014

Tweet One thing all of us have in common, each one of us has/had a mother.  Some have treasured memories, some, not-so-much; in one way or another we have a memory. Lisa-Jo Baker, as an adult, wife, and mom wrote HER mother’s story – her mom passed away when Lisa-Jo was 18 and now that […]

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five minute friday: MIGHTY

March 28, 2014

Tweet Linking with Lisa-Jo Baker today and all the awesome, brave writers who take the five-minute challenge writing on one prompt. Today’s prompt is MIGHTY! I’m going to (probably) cheat a bit on the minute issue because I want to help Lisa-Jo launch her new book, Surprised by Motherhood. I was privileged to preview the […]

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twin sisters

March 26, 2014

Tweet   PERFECTION | PRIDE Not identical twins, but close enough one can confuse their identity. Which of the twins do you think slipped from the womb first? We could go real deep and study Ezekiel 28.11-19… “You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God…” “Your […]

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five minute friday: joy

March 21, 2014

Tweet Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker today for five minutes of no-edit writing (I always go back and clean it up though!!!) And, as an aside, Lisa-Jo’s book “Surprised by Motherhood” goes on sale April 4th. I was privileged to preview three chapters of the book and found it to be “not your average Mommy […]

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fruit bearing years

March 19, 2014

Tweet Psalms 92.12-15 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing, To declare that the Lord is upright; […]

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