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Hope

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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It’s So Hard to Move!

  “Talking about accepting change,” a dear lady said to me after I taught ladies Bible study, “You didn’t mention moving, but it’s so hard.” “Are you moving?” I asked. “Eventually, when our daughter builds their generational house, we will move in with them and sell ours. We’ll have an apartment and I’ll have to […]

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Lies Widow’s Fall For

Have you succumbed to one of Satan’s lies recently? There are three that I think widows are susceptible to: First, he instills the thought “You’re all alone”- During the funeral we had sweet relatives, friends and neighbors who visited, brought food and called. But eventually they returned to their normal routine. Where does that leave […]

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He Does All Things Well

Darkness shrouded the end of my patio as I glanced out early one morning, reminding me that God plans my life that way. Just illuminating a short ways at a time as I need it, because if I can’t see very far ahead and the way is dark, I have to lean upon Him to […]

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Delighting the Lord

  ‎Have you ever wondered how you could delight the Lord? He is so holy and owns everything so what can we as a mere woman do that would bring Him pleasure? What does your child do that pleases you? Don’t you love it when they come with wonder on their face and say, “Look […]

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Mending Your Broken Widow’s Heart

What do you do when you feel like someone numbed your heart with a super-sized dose of Novocain and you’ll never feel normal again?   When we are first widowed, it seems like our life has fallen apart. (It has!) And that we will never, ever recover from the greatest tragedy that we have experienced. […]

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Ease Up On Yourself

How long has it been since the love of your life’s funeral? If it hasn’t been several years, ease up on yourself. How can you move beyond the shock of being called a widow?  Look in the mirror and say out loud, “I am a widow.” Say it again several times until it begins to […]

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