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Joyce Webster loves to help widows move forward and transition from sadness to joy. She also encourages widows to grow beyond their self-focus and reach out and help others. She likes to share practical tips rather than philosophy, and helps missionaries with their projects.

A Heart Probe

The lights dimmed. The technician’s computer flashed a picture as the outside probe sent and received the sound waves from the inside of my mother’s heart At times I could see colors that showed the blood flowing through the valves, and I could even hear some sounds. I sat amazed. Amazed that our Omnipotent God […]



I am a pro. A pro at procrastination, that is. I assume other widows get things done right away so they don’t have a “To do list” or a Tto do pile.” Case in point. The small plastic hook I bought for hanging my bathrobe on the bathroom door, still lay in its original packaging […]


Compassion in Action

“Are you waiting in line?” I asked the lady standing across the aisle with her hand propped up on the checkout counter. She nodded and said, “Yes, I just have to pay for this.” The man in front of me left and the lady carefully walked to the counter and grabbed hold of it. She […]



I watched as my brother’s small boat drifted further and further from the larger boat where it had been briefly moored. As the waves carried the small boat away from safety, I prayed that its aimless drifting wouldn’t cause it to end up on some rocks, damage another boat, or someone’s dock. My brother waved […]


The End of the Road

My friend and I exited the State Park and turned right to continue our sightseeing in the mountains. As we enjoyed the trees with their bright, fall colors, we rounded a curve and were startled to see a sign that read “End of the road!” Why did this road end when God gave men wisdom […]


Stretched Faith

I got it the moment my cousin said, “Hello, I just want to let you know that my mom missed her bus connection, and she wondered if you’d come pick her up.” I tried not to panic because I knew the Lord planned to stretch my comfort zone. I accepted the Lord’s challenge and told […]


Be Kind

I searched for something I had bought, but realized I hadn’t gotten home with it. Because the item was too large to bag, I must have left it beside the checkout stand.  Reluctantly, I called the store and they were kind and told me to return to Customer Service and they would help me. I […]



Ruth, recently widowed might have thought, Now what am I going to do? I have no one to care for me!  Although this thought is not recorded in the Old Testament in the book of Ruth, I believe every widow has had that opinion at some point. Let’s pretend we live in a foreign country […]


No More Tears

How many times have you cried because your husband wasn’t sitting beside you, eating with you or taking care of your honey-to-do-list? Do you torture yourself with thoughts of your past married life? Tears seem to have a bonding effect. When we see someone crying, we want to soothe them with kind words or hugs […]


Open Our Eyes

    I usually pay my bills as soon as they come in. But one particular day, I realized that I had buried a couple because I had coordinated a conference for women. One was past due, something I avoid like the plague, so I immediately sat down and wrote the checks. (Yes, I know, […]