Category Archives: Suffering

Good-Bye Sweet Sister

  It is both with sadness and joy that I share that Elaine departed this life yesterday (1/5/16) to live eternally with the LORD and HIS saints.  I have lost not only my sibling but one of my very best … Continue reading

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Wrapping It Up

Dear Readers: I have been posting this blog for about 3 1/2 years now with thousands of visitor views. Although viewer comments have been scant, I do hope my personal reflections on suffering have been helpful to those walking down … Continue reading

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Surviving Family Gatherings

As the holidays approach, troubled families will gather together to spend time together. Will the celebrations be happy or horrid? Unfortunately, dysfunctional relational dynamics often magnify themselves during holiday settings. Can one really win in such scenarios?  If one attends … Continue reading

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A Musical Afternoon

Jana (Elaine’s caregiver, far left) arranged for a musical entourage to serenade Elaine and her guests this afternoon.  What a joy to hear vocalists, guitarists, and a keyboard player re-create the “oldies,” (music that is) in Elaine’s living room.  We … Continue reading

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Adaptability

“Life never turned out as I expected” can be heard from the lives of disappointed, troubled people. With all the ‘curve ball’ and ‘hailstorm’ events of everyday living, life demands adaptability. The trite expression, “If life hands you a lemon, make … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Wedding Anniversary!

Happy 30th Anniversary, Don & Elaine! Last night we celebrated Don and Elaine’s anniversary and enjoyed the family celebration together. Their thirty year union, as of today, has stood the test of time despite great adversity. It has taken patience … Continue reading

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Fifth Anniversary Perspectives

With the arrival of September 13th comes the fifth anniversary of Elaine’s horrendous accident. During the day before that evening’s tragedy, Elaine had enjoyed a good time with friends along with precious visiting time with our mom. Around 7 pm … Continue reading

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