Grief | Thanksliving Revisited

Eleven years ago if you had asked me if the holidays would come and go without an aching in my heart the reply would have been, “Surely not.” I definitely would not have considered then what it means to choose thanks-living now! That first Thanks...

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Grief | Amy’s Song & Days of Remebrance

Grief | Amy’s Song & Days of Remebrance

On March 11, 2015 I marked the 27th remembrance of the day my first child – Justin Brant Newsom, the fair haired boy of my youth – entered my world. That little baby came into my life a squawking mess of pink flesh and a bundle of energy that often...

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Session Three: Grieving Forward | On Grieving Well

Session Three: Grieving Forward | On Grieving Well

It may very well be true that in the company of misery the truth of hope may be discovered. God comforted me and brought me through my season of grief for exactly such a time as this. To whom much is given, much is also required - those who have grieved a deep...

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Session Two: What I Learned in the Valley | On Grieving Well

Session Two: What I Learned in the Valley | On Grieving Well

I believe the first thing I learned in the valley remains that grief is a necessary part of life. Healthy grief helps us process change as well as redefine our lives after an unmet expectation, loss or traumatic event.

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Session One: When Change Sets In | On Grieving Well

Session One: When Change Sets In | On Grieving Well

I would like to say that grief is truly the way we were designed by God to process the changes that come into our lives. Whether the grief comes to us over a small disappointment, unmet expectation, significant life event or the death of someone we love. Grief...

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When Tragedy Strikes | Job 1:1

"If anyone had a case before God for a wrongful death claim, it would've been Job. So why was Job tormented so?" a commentary on God and human suffering and viewing tragedy from a Kingdom perspective.

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Comment 581 & Rhema Moments

Comment 581 & Rhema Moments

Over the weekend something sort of wild happened. I regularly visit and occasionally post comments at a widely followed and extremely popular Christian blog. A few days ago we were asked to offer encouragement to others who read the blog in comments. I began t...

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“Do You Miss Him?”

“Do You Miss Him?”

“Do you miss him?” These are the words I heard as I prayed after posting on Facebook this morning. “Do you miss him?” I knew God was talking to me about Justin. “Yes, Lord, I do. Of course I miss him. His smile, his laughter&#8230...

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Milestones and Holidays

Milestones and Holidays

In short, they said to make a plan and even if you did not stick to it to write it down. Some even planned to do nothing, so “NOTHING” was written across their Holiday plan in bright bold letters. ———————&#...

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Healing is a Choice

Healing is a Choice

Our pastor, Robert Morris, taught an extensive series on the Beatitudes in Matthew 5 recently at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX. When he delivered his message on Matthew 5:4, he raised a question that begs asking in this context: What if we all grieved over o...

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