Even the Little Things

My memories of Jana are countless. When I consider all the little things…the shared moments that nobody else was necessarily a part of. I am conscious of the things she liked, the events we laughed at, and the little physical problems we all encounter. So many things, that only I know… As I move along…

Worry, Work, and Feet

In marriage, their is a functional division of labor that occurs. Each person settles into their particular role within the family. Maybe certain chores are split up or activities get divided, but there are two to shoulder the burdens of life. When a partner is suddenly missing from the equation, the work falls to one….

Fulfilled

It’s so quiet. Our home was never a “loud” place. But, there was always a good deal of laughter and horsing around. Even just conversation would fill the air. There is still a bit of chatter and sounds of people doing their thing, but it feels quieter. I am involved in a more solitary life….

The Grave

Then we who are still alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 Across the dirt mound were three containers holding the remnants…

The Memory Room

A day off. A day to do some things that I want to do. The smoker is puffing away at 250 degrees with our dinner brisket, a friend is coming for lunch, and I have a deer stand to place in the afternoon. I am praying for a productive, enjoyable day! I haven’t taken too…

Character – Authentic Faith

We have also obtained access through him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. Romans…

Look Out Bambi

I’m getting busy. My hobbies and interests are re-awakening in my mind. You know, there are things I like to do. I got my archery deer tags today. The season started Sept 15th, and I haven’t actually gone out, but I have my tags! I picked out a spot behind the house, in the woods….

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Sympathizers. Encouragers. Well-wishers. Helpers. Those who come alongside you in times of trouble. I have had many! And, I am thankful, and continue to be thankful, for their support! We all approach our own grief differently – this is true in how we approach somebody else’s grief, too. I understand a person’s orientation to trials…

Cup for Your Coffee?

In the mornings I would pick out one of Jana’s coffee cups to serve her coffee in. One time she let me know she wanted a different mug than I had picked out and I feigned offense. After that she let me pick ANY cup I wanted to give her to avoid “hurting my feelings!”…

Grief’s Selfish Design

My prayers have been very conversational, lately. I have been explaining my feelings to God and asking His help for very specific things. There is a confidence that I have when talking to God. When He assures me that all is under His control and I rest in His mighty hand, then I am calm…