“Student of Grief” Jennifer Lebo was married for twenty-seven years to her beloved Dave who passed at the age of only fifty-four. Years earlier, she lost her father as a younger man as well. Willing to sit still as a student in the Classroom of Grief has made her a skilled teacher in that same field. She resides in Bensalem, Pa.
Exceptions to rules exasperate students. Opinions differ as to the number of stages of grief. In reality, there is no set order for going through the stages and some stages may be revisited. Grief hurts...physically hurts. Time does not heal all wounds.
PORTALS TO HEAVEN is now on the Sound of Life radio station
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How we choose to navigate through time is the real determining factor in our healing. We can try to hide from pain through excessive sleep or some addiction. Or we can, one moment at a time, survive until we find ourselves going beyond surviving to learning to thrive.
Rest as needed. Walk outside every day. Make a snow angel in the moonlight. Journal, however briefly. Ask for help. Choose good nutrition. Allow yourself a good cry, but end the session. Face fears. Try new things. Count your blessings. Embrace truth and commit it to memory. Teach your emotions that truth and faith are your administrators. Break rules that should be broken.
Portal to Heaven: Often, an assignment seems senseless or overwhelming, but God is ever present to help us understand how to complete it one step at a time, and has a perfect plan that works everything together for good.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. James 1:17-18 ESV