{ Day 18 } Rommie’s Tricks for Scaring Away the Grief Monster – Come!

Scripture Meditation

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28
The command “come” can save a dog’s life. Come can prevent him or her from getting into trouble. Rommie learned “come” and “come here.” Even though she knew them, she did not always obey.
Likewise “come” can save your life.
Come to Jesus and give him your burdens. Lay them at His cross.
Feel spiritually refreshed.
Feel your burdens ease as Jesus helps you carry them. The load is always lighter when 2 people carry it.

Come sit with God and read His word, you will find comfort in what He says.

Playtime Makes Me Smile

Come galloping to Jesus (tennis ball optional).

Rommie always knew when she came, there was a treat waiting for her. There are plenty of treats waiting for you when you come lay your grief and other cares at the foot of the cross. The treats of:

  • Peace in knowing Jesus is helping you carry your grief
  • Joy in knowing His strength is the foundation for your joy.
  • Relief in knowing you can rest easy because of your relationship with Jesus.

Quote Meditation 

The Lord Jesus Christ is our partner, helper and advocate.

Joseph B. Wirthlin
10-10-2011_3by5Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She encourages widows and educates society about grief and life as a widow by sharing her widowhood adventures. A graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications, she has used her skills in the banking, collections, outdoor products and social media industries. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can see more of photography at, where she is running the series 31 Days of Autumn in Ohio – because running a 31 Day series on one blog is not enough insanity.