Tag Archives: loss

In the Wake of Bitter News

Even in the aching numbness of loss, let us remember–and cherish–the amazing power of love. Continue reading

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Hard Rain and Bad Timing

Sometimes, it just doesn’t matter how much effort we put into a thing. Bad timing and hard rain can wash away even our best efforts. Ain’t no reason to give up, though! Continue reading

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An Old Farmer Takes Stock of Loss

Any time when we have the opportunity to help someone else is a time for sowing good seed, whether in tragedy or just the usual. Continue reading

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Beyond Fire and Pain

Even when I cannot fathom the present moment, I will trust the coming hours to him who holds all things. Continue reading

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Of Sparks and Embers and Raging Winds

A burnt yard, scorched deck and losing a few sections of fence is nothing compared to having your home burned to the ground. Continue reading

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Of Grief and Pain, Loss and Hope

Some deaths are tragic, some horrific, some a welcome release. Even in the release, there is loss and sorrow. Continue reading

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Stevie Nicks & The Old Rugged Cross

A funeral playlist of fine old gospel and Stevie Nicks sure speaks of an interesting life, don’t you think? Continue reading

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