through a season of grief


No.ISBN : 9781418578268
Author : Bill Dunn
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Copyright Year : 2004-08-30
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DESCRIPTION : If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? Where do you find the tools to move forward? Through a Season of Grief is the first 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement. These devotions offer biblical comfort and practical teaching that will enable you to take steps forward each day toward healing. You will better understand the grieving process and will receive needed encouragement along the way. More than thirty respected Christian professionals – including Kay Arthur, Jack Hayford, Elisabeth Elliot, Norman Wright, Barbara Johnson, and Luis Palau – share their insights on how to walk through the devastation of grief toward wholeness and hope. You will also hear from people like you who have lost a loved one and have found God's healing presence in the midst of despair. This unique devotional is based on GriefShare®, a national grief recovery support group program that has helped more than 100,000 families.


No.ISBN : 0829723943
Author : Niv Spa
Genre : Bible
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 1999
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DESCRIPTION : New International Version Bible, in Spanish.


No.ISBN : 9781317706045
Author : Bill Valentine
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Routledge
Copyright Year : 2014-01-14
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DESCRIPTION : This unique book celebrates a long-term, interracial relationship and details the everyday struggles of a surviving partner trying to carry on in a radically changed world. A Season of Grief chronicles the author's emotional descent after the violent death of his partner of 21 years. Bill Valentine's journal of fear, anger, denial, and loneliness captures the glimmers of hope, moments of serendipity, and mysterious coincidences that emerged from his full-time devotion to grief following the death of Joe Lopes. Lopes died along with 264 others when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in November 2001 in route to the Dominican Republic. It was the second deadliest accident in U.S. aviation history. He is a word always on my lips as I try to work him into a conversation. He is a memory that I strive to keep alive. So yes, in this sense, he is not gone. But in reality, he is. He is gone as my lover. He is gone as my life partner. He is gone as my soul mate, the only person to whom I periodically bared my soul. He is gone as my best friend, the only person to whom I ever attached that label. So pardon me while I still hang on to the notion that he is not here with me. Pardon me while I cling stubbornly to the insistence that he is gone. Valentine's candid and thoughtful account of his heartbreaking efforts to make sense of his partner's death—and survive in a world without him—is by turns, funny, frightening, sobering, and surprising. In the nine months following the tragedy of Flight 587, Valentine finds every waking moment of his life affected by his partner's absence—from mundane household chores to major life decisions. A Season of Grief is a story told in darkness and light, of hurt and healing, love and loneliness, but mostly, of a man who learns to live with his partner's absence through the persistent, surprising evidence of his presence. Our job on earth is to live with uncertainty, ambiguity, and hope. We are given a limited tool set but one, in my opinion, that's sufficient for the job. Sufficient to allow us to be engaged in life-to love, grieve, work, play, celebrate, and despair. We have a remarkable ability to rebound and grow. We have been granted the capacity for wonder and laughter—especially at ourselves. These last two gifts were bestowed generously on Joe and he, in turn, taught me how vital they are. Making a strong case for gay marriage, A Season of Grief chronicles Valentine's struggles to be recognized as a surviving spouse, including a historic lawsuit with Lambda Legal Defense and Education fund against the New York State Workers Compensation Board. Valentine and Lopes took every conceivable step to formalize their relationship, including New York City Domestic Partnership, but the Workers Compensation Board and a New York State appeals court refused to recognize Valentine as a legal surviving spouse. Grief doesn't come with a set of instructions. But A Season of Grief can help guide you through the lonely journey that follows the death of a loved one. Valentine's memoir is a testament to the healing power of reality and the enduring nature of love.


No.ISBN : 9781491774472
Author : K. R. McMahon
Genre : Self-Help
Publisher : iUniverse
Copyright Year : 2015-09-21
File Format : PDF, EPUB
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DESCRIPTION : NEW THING I am a rarity in this modern world, in this ‘Quantum Age’, now, in the sea of life, we all have yachts with a spare engine and a jet ski. We like to keep moving, to duck and weave, to crawl if we can’t walk, or to run in every other instance, we move, our culture, society, economy, media, ecology, our whole way of life, here in the West at least, has been centered around the notion that we always ought to be moving, full of motion sickness, this feeling, the feeling of moving (simulated to perfection by our greatest creation; the automobile), this allows us to know that we are in fact alive, and not dead, but I believe there is a further ‘benefit’, that this constant motion allows for us to ignore another of the more serious, life defining questions, what are we rushing towards? Where does this treadmill ultimately lead? The answer is the same for all of us, sick, healthy, fat, bald, ugly, short, accomplished, home-wreckers, murderers, free men; ultimately we will all die. Kevin Ross McMahon 11/19/1984 – 6/29/2013 Encourage each other in my death with calls to go ‘farther up, and farther in’ in this life, so that you are prepared for the next as best you can. Alright, that’s hardly all I have, but still it must suffice I fear. Peace, joy and delightful things to you all. Love, always; Ross


No.ISBN : 0470947233
Author : Bruce B. Miller
Genre : Religion
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Copyright Year : 2011-01-13
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DESCRIPTION : A gentle new way for church leader’s to survive stress and burnout Bruce Miller debunks the idea of balance—basically trying to have it all, all the time. Most churches and their pastors try to do everything at once and feel guilty if any one aspect (worship, ministries, outreach, etc.) is neglected. He replaces the exhausting concept of balance with the idea of rhythm: churches, like people, need to give attention to different programs and ministries at different times, basically by attending to their seasons and cycles. Offers an innovative new model for church leaders Miller has been influential in the formation and promotion of “Church-Based Training” as in international movement Offers a proven method for avoiding burnout for church leaders and members by doing the right things at the right time The author offers much-need help to overwhelmed leaders and shows them how to apply Miller’s seasonal/cyclical approach to church life.


No.ISBN : 9780801014239
Author : Samuel J IV Hodges
Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Baker Books
Copyright Year : 2011-11-01
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DESCRIPTION : Drawing on the successful national recovery program GriefShare, grief experts offer practical direction and hope in the face of loss.


No.ISBN : 9780310429456
Author : Zondervan,
Genre : Bibles
Publisher : Zondervan
Copyright Year : 2013-11-26
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DESCRIPTION : WHEN A CASSEROLE OR A GREETING CARD ISN’T ENOUGH. Grief is one of life’s toughest challenges. During such times it is difficult to know where to turn. Yet in the midst of your deepest despair, God reveals Himself and His promises for a better tomorrow. The NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible works to bring a peaceful sense—in the midst of the coldest winter—that spring will one day come again. The collection of devotions and prayers warmly offer inspiration and hope based in God’s Word and his promises to those who have lost loved ones. This Bible emphasizes the love and hope that your Lord has for you even during your darkest days. Features • Complete text of the NIV, the world’s most popular modern-English Bible • Daily devotions written for and by those who have experienced the loss of a loved one or who are helping a loved one through extended terminal illness • A prayer appendix featuring 52 prayers based on the book of Psalms • Short reflections and song lyrics for meditation • Resources list containing information for those seeking additional help


No.ISBN : 9780687007912
Author : James W. Moore
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Abingdon Press
Copyright Year : 1994
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DESCRIPTION : A short, topical book intended to comfort those who have lost a loved one, When Grief Breaks Your Heart is an ideal volume for pastors, chaplains, and other grief counselors to give to members of their congregations who are facing difficult circumstances.


No.ISBN : 9781450019361
Author : Dayton Williams
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Copyright Year : 2010-01-01
File Format : PDF, EPUB
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DESCRIPTION : Through the Grief: A Mother's Journey conveys some of the author's experiences and emotions associated with the aftermath of the tragic and untimely death of her eldest son. It highlights how the loss of a child weaves through all aspects of one's life, and how the journey is a process that encourages gentleness and teaches one to be open to healing. As through denotes one side and out the other, her story expresses respect for the grief process and what it requires. Yet it extends beyond grief and we experience how one mother learned to move forward. A heartfelt book that will bring comfort and inspiration, Through the Grief: A Mother's Journey offers a connection to everyone who has suffered a devastating loss.


No.ISBN : 9781418586539
Author : Thomas Nelson
Genre : Bibles
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Copyright Year : 2007-11-04
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DESCRIPTION : The Word of God is a love letter from the heart of our heavenly Father. It is unequaled in its ability to comfort, to counsel, to challenge, to exhort, and to change lives. The New Spirit-Filled Life Bible for Women beautifully presents the rich and timeless truths of God's living Word with wisdom from more than 100 of the most respected women in the body of Christ. These beloved authors, speakers, and ministry leaders have come together to help you understand and apply the Scriptures to your life as you discover God's promises and fulfill His holy purpose for you by the power of the Holy Spirit.