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I’m not ready to comfort someone

I wrote this weeks before this blog was ready.  I post it now as an example of how it feels to be  unprepared to comfort a friend in need. I wasn’t ready.  Just this morning I received news that the son of an acquaintance suddenly died.  I know no details.  My heart is heavy as I go about my normal morning routine, for I know these parents are not doing the same.  Their day has exploded by trauma and their lives will never be the same.  My stomach knots and turns sour at the… Read more I’m not ready to comfort someone

A post for the comforter

Time doesn’t heal ~ God does Have you ever tried to console a deeply hurting friend by reminding them that “time would bring healing?”  With all good intention, the phrase sounds nice, but it may be less comforting than hoped for.  Time does work to dull, or dim the intensity of many of life’s experiences.  Memories fade in time.  The intense feelings lose their edge.  But does that indicate that healing has taken place?  Probably not.  You see, what I have learned is that God is the Healer of our… Read more A post for the comforter