Widows: A Problem or A Calling?

 

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.)

Appendix 2

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?

Me neither.

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?

Esther 4:14

(ESV)

 

 

 

Where Your Help Comes From – A (Mostly) Picture Post

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?
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

“Soda Dam” – New Mexico 1992

and of..

Supermoon 2012

Supermoon 2012

 

and of…

Bees and Dandelions

Bees and Dandelions

and of…

Peonies

Peonies

and of..

Woodpecker

Woodpeckers

and of…

Smiling Faces

Smiling Faces

 

 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?

 

I See Widows…Too!

This video was posted today on Widow’s Christian Place a wonderful blog by Ferree Hardy, who also experienced a journey through widowhood.  While this video serves as an inspiration to all, like Ferree I see widows too.

Thanks Ferree for sharing this inspiration!

May the message of this video speak to everyone who watches it.

 

 

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