How To Deal with the Death of Your Pastor

When we lose a loved one, the journey to healing is not an easy one. As a member of a church or faith-based community, the members become your faith family and the pastor is the head of the household. A pastor shepherds his flock, checks on the ill and broken-hearted, and often guides us through Continue Reading >>

Finding Meaning & Purpose After Retirement

You’ve given a majority of your life to your career, and now that you’re retiring, you may feel a little off balance or lost, and are wondering what comes next. While it’s important to take time for yourself, and you may be enjoying less busy and less stress filled days, it’s also important to find Continue Reading >>

Being Thankful

Thanking the Lord for His  many blessings in spite of what is happening around me. “Give thanks to the Lord for his love endures forever. “ 1 Chronicles 16:34 This Thanksgiving I am Thankful  for God’s  love. Thankful for God’s grace. Thankful because God is always good even though my circumstances are not good. Thankful that I can have Continue Reading >>

Do you remember?

The sun, the breeze, and the smell of freshly cut grass surrounds me as I sit in my gazebo.  The trees are bursting forth with new growth. Since Arvid and I have been going through some personal trials these past months, someone asked me recently how I deal with all that is happening and not Continue Reading >>

Easter’s Light

In the midst of the Coronavirus and all the changes we’ve had to make in our lives, there have been many losses to work through each day. Loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, cancellations of high school proms and graduations, loss of gathering together at faith communities, loss of control, loss of physical contact, Continue Reading >>

Guest Blog: Coping with The Loss of a Child

No parent is ever prepared for the devastating loss of their child. The death of a child may be the worst trauma a human being can experience.  The pain from losing a child can seem unbearable and lead to many other complicated emotions. Grief is a natural process after dealing with such a loss. Here Continue Reading >>