Spiritual Health for Widows

It’s All About Love

It’s All About Love Natalie Lancaster McCaskill “If you want to know what it’s like to survive hell and still come out shining brighter than the sun, just look into the eyes of a woman who has survived intense damage refused to allow it to destroy her softness.” ~ Nikita Gill, Persephone Rising    It’s

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks Dixie Fraley Keller 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. 

What Do Widows Need?

What Do Widows Need? Dixie Fraley Keller 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


Hope ~ Dixie Fraley Keller 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

Your Life vs. Your Waiting Place

Your Life vs. Your Waiting Place Christina Rasmussen During my work with thousands of people I discovered a hiding place. Yes I did. This hiding place is situated right outside of the life we must leave behind after loss. We go there thinking it’s the new life. We go there to wait, wait to feel better. After

Origin of the word ‘Widow’

Origin of the word 'Widow' Dixie Fraley Keller 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

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