Spiritual Breakthrough

“We are living in a broken world,” states Barbara Johnson. “We see broken marriages, broken people, broken lives. There’s never going to come a time when we’ve got it all together.” She continues, “As you go through grief, as you center your focus on what is ahead of you as a Christian, that helps youContinue reading “Spiritual Breakthrough”

Rick Roeder Testimony 07/16/2019

Thank you for allowing me to share my Road to Recovery with you this evening.I was born on Sept 2, 1960, here in Lima, Ohio. I have 5 sisters, no brothers, and am the 2nd youngest of 6 children. Like most in the early 60’s, my father worked 2 jobs to support us. Mom wasContinue reading “Rick Roeder Testimony 07/16/2019”

Doubting Your Faith

“I was mad. I felt like the Lord was not there. I had prayed to hear from Him, and I didn’t. It seemed as if He wasn’t answering my prayers,” says Phyllis, who lost her sister. “Emotionally and spiritually I expected something different. I knew that He was there, but I wasn’t feeling emotionally likeContinue reading “Doubting Your Faith”

JUDGE

In Daring Greatly, Brene Brown says: “We judge people in areas where we’re vulnerable to shame, especially picking folks who are doing worse than we’re doing. If I feel good about my parenting, I have no interest in judging other people’s choices. If I feel good about my body, I don’t go around making funContinue reading “JUDGE”

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS

When I was a boy, I used to think that strong meant having big muscles, great physical power; but the longer I live, the more I realize that real strength has much more to do with what is not seen. Real strength has to do with helping others. -Fred Rogers TO LEAVE A COMMENT SCROLLContinue reading “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS”

Losing a Part of Yourself

The loss of a close family member creates extra depth and complexity to your grief. You shared a special and intimate connection with your loved one, and this relationship helped you define who you were. Losing this person has literally ripped you apart on the inside, leaving you unsure of your own identity. Dr. JimContinue reading “Losing a Part of Yourself”

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS

What matters isn’t how a person’s inner life finally puts together the alphabet and numbers of his outer life. What really matters is whether he used the alphabet for the declaration of war or the description of a sunrise-his numbers for the final count at Buchenwald or the specifics of a brand-new bridge. Fred RogersContinue reading “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MR. ROGERS”

Identify Your Losses

One reason grief disrupts so many aspects of your life is because your loss is not one isolated loss. You will miss so many qualities and facets of the person you lost that each will become an opportunity to experience grief. The range of things you need to grieve for may surprise you. Identify yourContinue reading “Identify Your Losses”

Grief Is Disruptive

Grief affects everything you do. It can disrupt every aspect of your life in ways you might not expect. “I don’t think I had time to think because psychologically I wasn’t with it,” says Nancy, whose husband passed away. “I would do stupid things. I would be coming home thinking I was on X Street,Continue reading “Grief Is Disruptive”