Tag archive: grief

The Phone Didn’t Ring

The Phone Didn't Ring

A friend of mine, Andrew, recently wrote this on his birthday: The phone didn’t ring this morning. It’s not really all that often that the landline rings but today, normally, it would ring and it would be Mum. She’d call after 7am, not wanting to call too early, but before 7:30am so she could be…

Blinded By Pain

Blinded By Pain

My self talk heaps pity on my own head 2 Samuel 19:1-43 Reference: “Then Joab went into the house to the king and said, “Today you have humiliated all your men, who have just saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters and the lives of your wives and concubines.” ‭‭2 Samuel‬…

Missed Communication

Missed Communication

He didn’t reply to my message straight away. 2 Samuel 10:1-19 Reference: “the Ammonite commanders said to Hanun their lord, “Do you think David is honoring your father by sending envoys to you to express sympathy? Hasn’t David sent them to you only to explore the city and spy it out and overthrow it?”” ‭‭2…

I’d Rather Have Loved and Lost

I'd Rather Have Loved and Lost

I will never forget the moment when I heard his last breath 2 Samuel 1:1-27 Reference: “I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.” ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭1:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Explore: I have been fortunate not to lose too many…

Seeking Someone’s Acceptance

Seeking Someone's Acceptance

As a teenager I, too, was desperate to fit in, almost to the point of an eating disorder. Genesis 29:31-35 Reference: She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” So she named him Judah. Then she stopped having children. (‭Genesis‬ ‭29‬:‭35‬ NIV) Explore:…

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