Remember and Celebrate

Category: Grief/Sibling/Adult sibling loss

August 24, 2010

Breath Prayer – A Gift to A Friend who is Grieving

After my only brother suddenly died, I learned the value of a “breath prayer.” A breath prayer is what you pray when you can’t pray . . . when you have no words. . . when your emotions are so ragged, you can’t even form words. My breath prayer was “God, I need to hear...

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June 11, 2010

Lilacs, Raindrops, Pine Needles & Peace

Friday morning in Montana. We just arrived last night. The wonderful wedding craziness that is part of any wedding starts tonight with rehearsal. Tomorrow, Brian and Becca get married! I am out here on the deck Gordon built. I miss him, but I am OK. I do love being here in Montana where Gordon lived...

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April 5, 2010

Defined by . . . .

Ruth Haley Barton, Sacred Rhythms says   “It is your desire for God and your capacity to reach for more of God than you have right now that is the deepest essence of who you are . . . not your woundedness . . .not your personality . . . not your giftedness,  but your desire!”...

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February 1, 2010

Happy Again

It’s peaceful out here tonight. The snow makes everything         so quiet. And I breathe deeply. I didn’t know if I’d truly know        happiness again        that I could feel this good. I thought I had lost myself,        never to find the old me again I didn’t find the old me exactly. What I am starting...

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September 28, 2006

My Creator King

experienced and written  and created in Fall 2006, while in TX for a Creative Memories Leadership Retreat in San Antonio.  Hondo is about 60 miles west.  One evening we went looking for a sunset and this was our reward.   It’s been almost a year since losing Gordon.

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July 16, 2006

Psalm 46:1 – God, My Refuge

Posted 9/16/10 – written July 16, 2006 –  It’s 7 1/2 months after Gordon died. This week, we will be going to Montana to visit the place where Gordon was found. The job loss and the resulting crises it precipitated is still fresh, adding to my stress. During the sermon, the pastor asks us to spend...

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