Tag Archives for grieving

Faithful Self Talk

I think you’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t know about the concept of “positive self talk”.  It’s that thing where you tell yourself positive things about yourself – “I am capable”, “I can do hard things”, etc. … Continue reading

12. May 2017 by tjsjohanna
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Waves of grief …

We are at six and a half months and I find myself in another wave of grief.  It’s a dichotomy, grieving, at least for me.  On the one hand, I want to cope as well as I can with my … Continue reading

17. March 2015 by tjsjohanna
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Guided Scripture Study

When I didn’t know how to cope with my new reality, I went to the internet looking for some kind of scripture study guide on the topic of grief and loss.  But aside from things like “10 scriptures on grief” … Continue reading

05. February 2015 by tjsjohanna
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A Year of Magical Thinking

One of the books recommended to me after Tom died was The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion.  There were many things that resonated with me as she shared her experiences during the year after her husband died.  One thing … Continue reading

27. December 2014 by tjsjohanna
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I’ve learned something valuable this past month – distraction can get in the way of grieving, and not in a good way.  A few weeks ago I was at a baptism for the daughter of a friend and right at … Continue reading

21. December 2014 by tjsjohanna
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How Are You Doing?

Is there anything to write about besides the obvious? Everyone wants to know how we are – is it getting better? How are the kids? What can we do to help?  I feel like I have no good answers.  We’re … Continue reading

08. October 2014 by tjsjohanna
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