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Grief, Fierce Companion

Grief is sometimes a fierce companion; love mixed with tenacity, patience (and sometimes surrender) is what gets you through.

There are days grief will make you think you are losing your mind.

It’s more likely what you are gaining, instead, is the deep awareness of the jagged rupture loss has brought to your soul and the absolutely-non-negotiable, honest work you have to do in naming the loss and letting grief do its painful, yet ultimately healing, work.

We live in a time in the world which is full of grief. We live in a time with the possibility of wonder, too. God is present in both edging us on toward the truth that even grief can yield to wonder and (some) pain can make us the kind of people better able to love without reservation.

Grace and Peace,



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