Shortly after I first started blogging, I found Ferree Hardy’s website – Widows Christian Place. GriefShare was listed as a resource so I knew this was a good site. Ferree and I became friends and have corresponded with each other throughout the years.
Most recently she was writing about and sharing other widow’s butterfly stories, so I submitted my butterfly story and she published it today.
Here are the links to the other butterfly articles:
A Butterfly Story From Colorado
Butterflies and Beyond
Hopefully, these stories touch your heart as they did mine.
Also, check out Ferree’s site as it is a great resource for widows.
My friend Ferree, from WidowsChristianPlace.com, posted One Widows Story: Widowhood Is Not A Mere Problem To Solve an article written by Lynda, one of Ferree’s Facebook friends.
The article tells the story about Lynda reading The Undistracted Widow, Living For God After Losing Your Husband by Carol W. Cornish. The book shed new light on being a widow – it is not a problem, but a calling.
Wow! I understand that Joe’s timeline ended and mine did not, however I would have never used the word “calling” to describe being a widow. Calling is what happens to men and women who become pastors.
I was intrigued by the concept, and used my Amazon gift card from last Christmas to order the book. (Yes, it is mid-April and I still have an Amazon gift card from last Christmas.)
Once it arrived I looked at the table of contents and was intrigued by Appendix 2 – The Local Church and Its Widows. Ms. Cornish nails the topic and opened my eyes to a different way of seeing churches (more on that later).
I’ve since started reading from the beginning and a full review of The Undistracted Widow will be published once I finish it.
A Nun Named Maria
Are you a nun named Maria?
Then we are not a problems to be solved.
For some reason we were called to be widows, called for such a time as this. Now how are we going to glorify God in this season of our lives?
And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Last Saturday my friend Ferree Hardy posted Psalm 121 on her site, WidowsChristianPlace.com.
Her post inspired me to focus on the first two verses:
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Your help comes from the Lord, Maker of…
“Soda Dam” – New Mexico 1992
Bees and Dandelions
Yes, that is where your help comes from – the Maker of all the above and so much more.
What will you joyfully lift up your eyes to seek help for?