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Image result for coronavirus imageWhile we assumed things were getting better, suddenly we find ourselves back to phase 1 again.  This is creating more grief and feelings of uncertainty than ever before.  The more uncertain and unpredictable our lives become, the more grief we begin to experience. Whether there’s a loss as in a loved one’s death or a loss related to some sort of predictable job, routine, or any kind of “normal”, grief will find a way into your life.

People cope with losses in different ways. If you need help dealing with your loss, resources are available to help:

The CDC has information and resources that can help. More on Grief and Loss….Check out the CDC’s website for helpful advice!

More info on Grief with Children and Mental Health.

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images[9]I copied some of these scriptures from my online friend Ferree Hardy. She came up with quite a few more from her article: Wise & Beautiful Scriptures About Our Day of Death .

My times are in your hands…Psalm 31:15

…all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16

A person’s days are determined;

    you have decreed the number of his months
    and have set limits he cannot exceed. Job 14:5


Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Luke 11:25

Read more on her website: “Widow’s Christian Place” 

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Image result for The Uncertainty of LifeThese are times of uncertainty. What will our new normal be like? It’s one thing to have to live through the loss of a loved one…and then grieving losses through a pandemic that isolates us more! My online blogger friend, JoAnne Funch, a Certified Grief Coach, on her website, “Heartache to Healing”,  she posted an article:

The Uncertainty of Life

Collectively Grieving What Was

Collective grief can be so complicated due to multiple losses. Read her article and find ways to create more meaningful moments and a new perspective in life.

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Breathe

Visit my Facebook Page for words of hope and inspiration during grief…

This is just a chapter…not the whole story

Enjoy the sunsets, enjoy the coffee and the solitude. Breathe, rest and be kind to yourself. This is just a chapter….it’s a season….it will leave a footprint on your journey. Enjoy the scenery along the way. Pray for direction and God will lead you and direct you. You will find hope and joy again!

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RescueSometimes in widowhood, when we’re grieving for our loved one, we find ourselves in a very low and dark place. Some how, we can’t find the right words to express to others what we are feeling. We’re lost in a world with no way out.

In these difficult times, we need to look up and ask God to rescue us…. He’s been there, and always will be… He’s just waiting for us to ask…..

Lauren Daigle expresses it well in her YouTube“Rescue” by Lauren Daigle

 

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Postcards Greyden book cover picture[1]Over the years, I’ve stayed connected to certain websites that guide widows/widowers back into the mainstream of life. My online friend, Ferree Hardy, has one of the best websites for resources….Widow’s Christian Place. As the holidays approach, loss is magnified in our lives. Please check out one of her latest blogs that may give you additional ideas in how to muddle through your grief….”What Are Your Resources?”

Ferree gives several suggestions from helping to choose the right “counselors” to talk with, to helpful websites, online support groups, financial assistance, grief support groups as well as organizations and help just for widowers.

Ferree has also written a book, “Postcards from the Widows’ Path“. Her book helps guide widows through the phases of widowhood through the Book of Ruth. There is always HOPE in our darkest moments. Find resources that feel best for you!

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compassWe never really know what lies ahead in our life’s journey. Just as we think we have things figured out and what direction we’re headed, life throws us a curve ball!

My online blogger friend, JoAnne Funch, gives a great analogy for helping us through the grief process in her Heartache to Healing website. Sometimes we have to be open to change and allow our inner compass to guide us through. JoAnne shares her blog: Life is like a Compass.

“Just as our grief doesn’t follow a predictable course like a map, neither does life. In fact, it’s more like a compass because it points you in the general direction and then you figure out where to turn.” -JoAnne Funch

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It is possible! Listen to this YouTube with Esther Gold and then maybe consider a 2020 cruise next year for a new beginning. What better way to start a new year, by sharing your grief with others who understand while enjoying some travel time!

 

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support groupsHere are some great ideas and options from my on-line friend, JoAnne Funch, for finding Grief Support Groups in your area. I received this e-mail from JoAnne’s blog, Heartache to Healing, and wanted to share with my followers as well….

One of the most frequently asked questions…
Hi Cindy Adams,
I receive emails and comments on my blog almost weekly from people looking for a grief group. The simplest way to find a grief group in your community is by picking up the phone and contacting the following organizations who would have the most up to date information on groups.
Hospice
Funeral Homes
Church’s/ Synagogue’s
Hospitals
Sometimes if you are searching online via Google or your favorite search engine you may not see all the possible opportunities because for example, a church may not have anywhere to post it online.

You will also find grief groups online which can be helpful particularly if you are in an area without access to an in-person group. Being online allows 24/7 access, but the downside is the face to face interaction and typically no facilitator. Sometimes being in-person allows the facilitator to encourage people to participate where online you don’t always get that support.
I have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Heartachetohealing/

Knowing you are not alone in your grief is important and talking with others who are walking the journey of grief can bring comfort along with the camaraderie of connecting with and getting together with others who can support each other in a different way than family or friends often can.

JoAnne Funch
Grief Coach, Author, Speaker and Provider of hope
http://www.heartachetohealing.com

 

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41pR5XCta4L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_I want to share with my followers a very disturbing finding. When I pulled up my book on the Amazon website last month, I found out that 3rd party sellers were selling my $14.99 book for hundreds of dollars! I called Amazon for assistance and was told they could not do much about it. There have been about 20 sellers, selling 3 versions of my book (2012, 2015 & 2017) from $12.13 up to $298.69!!!!

First of all, no one should be purchasing the 2012 or 2015 version of my book. The newest edition is the 2017 that should only be bought through Amazon here. I am very annoyed that these 3rd party sellers are jacking up the price and I’m not even sure the purchaser will even receive my book!

I’ve emailed each of the sellers and asked them to remove my book from their list. Most of them obliged and the rest I’ve had to report to scamsellers. There are still about 4 of them who haven’t been removed, but I am still working on it.

Please be aware and do not purchase through any 3rd party seller. Sorry for the inconvenience! Only order “A Widow’s Pursuit” through Amazon for $14.99!

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