Everything widows want to know about living as a spiritual being.

Giving Thanks

You’ve got to be kidding me.  Those may have been your words.  When people remind you the Bible says:  “In everything give thanks…”  (I Thessalonians 5:18), you may have wondered how in the world can I be thankful for losing my husband? It goes against our thinking.  It isn’t natural.  It seems even cruel. Knowing

What Do Widows Need?

I was thinking, what was the one thing widows needed the most.  I don’t know what you would think of when you broach that subject.  But, I came up with kindness. As I pondered this more, this is also what I think the world needs sorely.  The world is in need of kindness.  Bombings, shootings, bullying, vandalism,


We can’t live without hope.  It’s essential.  It’s the air we breathe.  It’s what keeps us going. In Paul’s first letter to the people of Thessalonica, he encouraged them ~ don’t have sorrow like those who have no hope.  (4:13) The point was we will have sorrow, but we can live with them with hope. 

Origin of the word ‘Widow’

Did you know the Hebrew word for widow (almanah) comes from the root word alem, which means “unable to speak.”  (from Carolyn James’ book, The Gospel of Ruth, page 62) Isn’t that the way you feel?  Like someone hit the mute button.  Or, you are unable to articulate how you feel or what you are

Faith and Widowhood

The great writer Oswald Chambers said (in My Utmost for His Highest): “The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting.” Soren Kierkegaard said, “Faith is holding onto uncertainties with passionate conviction.” Dan Allender in his book The Healing Path, said: “Faith is the