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Praying for Peace

Challenges Women Face February 9, 2016 Dear Julie: I became a widow three years ago and my life turned upside down. I lost my home and my job. I also lost my mom three years ago due to breast cancer. I buried my mom on New Year’s Eve 2012, and on Jan 3 2013 my husband passed away due to colon cancer. We have two children both in college far away from home so I’m alone most of the time. Julie,... read more

Helping Widowed Friends

Facing Our Challenges Head-On! August 28, 2015 Dear Julie: What can I do for a friend who lost her husband last January? She is so sad and lonely but she seems to pull back whenever I try to get her out of the house. Shouldn’t she be getting over her loss by now? It’s been eight months. –Wanting to help, but how? ***** Dear Wanting to help: Like so many of us, you want to help a grieving friend but... read more

A String of Selah Pearls – Psalm 88:8-10

Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”    Psalm 88:8-10 “You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them.  I am confined and cannot escape; my eyes are dim with grief.  I call to... read more

A String of Selah Pearls – Psalm 85:1-2

Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”    Psalm 85:1, 2   “You showed favor to your land, O LORD; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.  You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their... read more

A String of Selah Pearls – Psalm 55:16-19

Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.” Psalm 55:16-19 “But I call to God, and the LORD saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice. He ransoms me unharmed from the battle waged against me,... read more

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