The thing about grief is that everyone else has a world that moves forward while yours seems to stand still. It feels like you are frozen in time and everything else is moving in slow motion. It’s hard to keep up and you often feel left behind wishing things could be different.
I wish someone could just hand me the rule book for grief. We put so much pressure on ourselves as Christians. Maybe we want to pretend like its okay
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A few days ago as I was in the middle of fixing dinner I turned on my Pandora app and listened to my favorite Christmas station.
As I listened the following lyrics from “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” caught my attention:
“Hail the heav’n born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris’n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
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Caregiver: a person who gives help and protection to someone (such as a child, an old person, or someone who is sick)
Know anyone who fits that description? Love anyone who fits that description? Are YOU a person “who gives help and protection to someone”? So tell me, how’s it working for you? If you are in a season of caregiving you may be feeling as if you are losing your mind – perhaps because you are caring for someone who is slowly losing theirs. Or maybe you
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My daughter and I recently had the delight of reading Mary’s First Thanksgiving, a picture book Kathy-jo Wargin.
In this book Wargin tells a story about a young girl named Mary and her family’s first Thanksgiving as American colonists in the early 1800’s.
Based on historical events, this sweet story draws from a speech that Daniel Webster gave in 1820 at the bicentennial celebration of the Pilgrims’ landing at Plymouth Rock.
According to Wargin’s book a banquet followed Webster’s speech and, per his request, five kernels of
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