Tag: Grief

Writings of living with grief

Living with Wounds

I am getting older. I can tell this more because when the weather changes, old injuries alert me to it. It is interesting that I tore my ACL 8 years ago and had surgery, but still, when the weather changes, I feel it, physically….

I hate August

August is a hard month It is a month of change, of transitions. It is full of new schedules and a litany of responsibilities, and on top of that it is hot. I hate August. I am also coming up on the one year…

When Seasons Change

A few years ago, while in Sweden, I had the privilege of meeting one of the top botanist of their country. While Sweden is one of the most atheistic countries in the world, she is a Christian. She spoke of seasons. She told me…

When Defenses Fail

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, FOR YOU ARE WITH ME; Your rod and your staff, They comfort me”                 Psalm 23:4 I wrote earlier about the going beyond the valley. How we…

Beyond the Valley

“…even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil” Psalm 23   In the Middle East, rains are rare, but when they come, many times, they are intense. In their intensity they carve out channels in…

When the waters run swift

..He leads me beside the still water, He calls my soul to return to Him (Psalm 23 ancient Syrian translation)   Sheep won’t drink from swift moving water. They will run up to it excitedly, but as they get closer a fear grows and…