Archive for the 'Grief' Category

Aug 24 2015

Not Alone in Grief ~ Giveaway!!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!! This is a first, I think, for Joyful Domesticity ~ a giveaway!! Please share this giveaway by sharing this post’s link, especially if you know someone suffering the grief of miscarriage. …~…~…~… In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various […]

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Aug 22 2015

Comforting Myself in My Grief

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This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your promise gives me life. Psalm 119:50 There have been times in my grief where I just needed to do something. Partly as a distraction of keeping myself busy, partly as a motherly act of doing something in honor of a child I could not rock or […]

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Aug 15 2015

Reading Gave Me Comfort

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In the midst of some of my deepest sorrows, darkest grief, and most despondent years, the Lord provided many encouragements for my heart through books, blogs, and online forums. Reading gave me comfort, and was always at my fingertips. When I asked how you comfort others with the comfort you too have received, I was […]

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Aug 13 2015

Comforting with Tangible Grace

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2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. A lot of us try to laugh it off when our period starts, saying that it is […]

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Aug 10 2015

When My Heart Aches

Job 30:22 You lift me up on the wind; You make me ride on it,     and You toss me about in the roar of the storm. There are many types of suffering, and I understand that the sovereign Lord allots for each of us what He deigns best for us and greatest for His glory. […]

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Aug 06 2015

How do you Comfort those who Need Comfort?

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When someone you know (whether intimately or superficially) is struggling with infertility or miscarriage or stillbirth, how do you reach out to comfort them? If you yourself have struggled with the debilitating cycle of month by month disappointment, how do you comfort someone who once again sees only one line on that pregnancy test? If […]

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Jul 10 2015

Meditating on Psalm 57

This morning I read a nice chunk out of Elyse Fitzpatrick’s book, A Steadfast Heart. It gave me multiple opportunities to think of my grandparents especially, as I know both of them are going through storms in their life as they adjust to new and difficult life situations. Grace withereth without adversity. The devil is […]

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Jun 24 2015

Firsts & Lasts

Right now, I have a thousand miles between myself and a painful ripping in my family. Today, my grandpa is moving away from his wife and his home ~ his beautiful wife of 63 years who he no longer knows, although subconsciously sometimes seems to remember ~ his home since I was a toddler, where […]

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May 23 2015

Prayers of Psalmody ~ in Suffering

Prayers of Psalmody ~ in Suffering … … … … … As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God! Psalm 40:17 … … … … … Suffering. Oh Lord, You know true suffering! Lord, would […]

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May 17 2015

Praising, Trusting, Surrendering, Loving

Your future includes manna. It will come. There is no sense devising future scenarios now because God will do more than you anticipate. When you understand God’s plan to give future grace, you have access to what is arguably God’s most potent salve against worry and fear. ~Ed Welch, Running Scared, p140~ I decided to […]

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