Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.
I had the most wonderful dream last night. Then I woke up and realized ONCE AGAIN THAT IT WAS ONLY A DREAM. Reality set in all too soon. Bobby was gone.
I live for those dreams , Yet , at the same time I dead them. For a BRIEF MOMENT when I wake up, Bobby is ALIVE again. All Is well again. FOR THAT MOMENT. Then it all changes as I once again face the fact that he died years ago. The SADNESS is there is full force. The GRIEF of the past is as strong as ever. Those feelings linger throughout the day. Never really going away. A reminder that the past was really better. Life has gone on and it’s been a good one for the most part. Whoever said “It Only Hurts For A Little While”wasn’t talking about the death of a child.
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Becoming A Godly Wife: Facing Reality During Grief. From the Series she and others are doing on Grief. Reading through the book Grieving With Hope.
Almost daily a person suffering from loss wonders when their life will actually return back to normal. The fact is that life will never be the same. We will never have our loved ones back on this Earth. Instead, we must focus on our new reality. We have to face a new reality and we have to constantly remind ourselves that in the coming months, weeks, days, hours and sometimes minutes that though we are facing a lot of firsts we never thought we would have to that we are not alone. We have God and we have those around us that God has placed in our lives.
My Journey Towards Grieving With Hope by Misty Leask of Beautiful Ashes.
This year after losing one of our best friends we began a book study through Grieving with Hope, by Samuel J. Hodges.
As I read through the book I’ll be sharing my thoughts and how I’m taking steps to learning to grieve with hope each week. It is my hope and prayer that as I learn to grieve holding tightly to the hope I have in Jesus Christ that others will be encouraged and strengthened that are on their own grief journey.
When we feel passionless inside we can pray for the Lord to help our attitude to glorify Him.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy spirit from me.”
One thing was certain. I needed a clean heart.
I needed God to renew my spirit. I needed to allow the Holy Spirit to live through me.
As I prayed, I felt God’s grace towards me. And I knew it wasn’t necessarily about the decorations. It was all about my heart.
I began to sing Psalm 51:10 and confessed my bad attitude. The freedom of God’s forgiveness immediately began to renew my spirit.
As you take down your decorations and prepare to make room for the new season, clean out those dusty places in your heart. Make room for Christ to dwell in your heart peacefully during the busy days to come.
Pray for your joy to be restored
“Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” (Psalm 51)
But all too often, and especially during the holidays, stress blinds us from the true meaning behind what we do. So pray for the Lord to renew the joy of your salvation.
John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Unto us, a savior has been born! He came so that we may have life! Not a joyless, busy, stressful, overwhelming life, but an abundant life. A life to the full.
Don’t let the commercialism of the holidays steal your gift
Sometimes the thief that comes to steal the joy out of our salvation is the commercialism that surrounds the holidays. We can let the traditions we want to keep with our family cause stress.