Posts Tagged ‘loss’

FIVE THINGS: 5 Things I’ve Learned Since I’ve been Single

  When I was married, I was oblivious to the challenges of my friends who were single, or single again. And, I’m sorry. I had been married to Dan MOST OF MY LIFE, close to 24 years. Since he passed away four years ago, it’s been eye opening. Outside of learning to grieve, and learning to heal, I’ve been learning the ropes of how to do this single life. FIVE THINGS I’ve learned since I’ve been… … Continue reading

Five Things: 5 Things to Say to Someone Who is Hurting

Well meaning people say the funniest things sometimes. I’ve experienced some loss. My Mom passed away when I was in my early 20s, my husband and father of my children died a few years ago, and my Dad a few months after that. My kids and I thought we’d move across the country for a fresh start last year, only to land in a new place with the same old problem: pain. We all get to… … Continue reading

When the Holidays Hurt

For most of my life, Christmas was the very best thing that could happen to a person. I spent most of December in blissful anticipation of the 25th, and anyone that didn’t share my views was labeled “Scrooge” or “Grinch.” How could people be unhappy when there were lights everywhere? What’s sad about listening to Christmas music? How could you be lonely when there were dozens of holiday parties to attend? But somewhere along the… … Continue reading

If You Had a Hard Year, Here’s How to Hope Again in 2018

Author Annie F. Downs loves to inspire others to be brave through her books “100 Days to Brave” and “Let’s All Be Brave.” But she has dealt with struggles of her own to hold out hope even when God has not given her what she hoped He would.       Don’t miss Joy’s whole interview with Annie where they tackle how to be brave on social media, with no makeup, and even through deepening… … Continue reading

The 5 Songs You Need When Tragedy Strikes

It seems like one thing after another these days. If it’s not an earthquake or a hurricane then it’s a shooting. There is a tragedy all around us. In these moments, we cling to our faith more than ever. These things are the hard reminder that this broken world is not our home. Music can bring truth and hope to our souls when we need it most. These songs have helped us and maybe they… … Continue reading

The Pain of Miscarriage and the Truth to Combat It

“Miscarriage is so common, it happens all the time.” I have heard this many times in the years since my first miscarriage, and again in the weeks since my second. Yeah, I get it, this happens a lot. Does knowing this fact make it any easier? No. Does knowing this negate the horrible way I feel about it? No. Does knowing this stop the onslaught of tears at random times during the day? Nope. In… … Continue reading

Facing Christmas after Losing a Loved One

The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy and peace, but that isn’t always the case. It’s especially hard when Christmas brings up the pain of losing a loved one. That’s the case with Stephenie who shared her Hot Mess story with John from Rock House Center. Stephenie’s Story: Three years ago, I lost my absolute best friend to suicide. It was a week before I was coming home to visit for the… … Continue reading

Hear How a Tragic Miscarriage Inspired Citizen Way’s New Song

Ben said everything changed for him when his 8 year old daughter Ava said, ” You know why they can’t find the baby’s heartbeat? Because they already gave it to Jesus.” “When I’m With You” is the new song from Citizen Way inspired by a heartbreaking miscarriage that the lead singer Ben Calhoun’s family experienced. Hearing Ben share about how God was faithful even during the hardest season of their life, makes the lyrics to his… … Continue reading

Her Husband Passed Away at the Worst Time, but God Was There in a Song.

Kathy’s story is what WAY-FM is all about. She sat down to tell us how WAY-FM is helping her get through one of the most difficult times in her life. She says, “About 6 months ago, my husband of 30 years passed away. My whole family was there for the wedding and it just happened that he lost his battle with cancer at the same time. He passed away on a Monday, my daughter was… … Continue reading