Job Over We never saw it coming.He opened up his paycheck.Pink slip.Laid off.Shocked, we held each other.Nine months later, savings gone.A house we love, we must leave.Stack of billswe can't pay.I tell myself I can't do this.Falling to my knees, I sob.I need You more than ever;with You, I can face this.
When Life is Too Much I am so tired.Help me to get past my thoughts of "What else can happen?"It seems like every time I turn around,the telephone rings with unwanted news.Or, someone on the job is making demands,and it's something I can't deliver.I feel the best I can do, is get by.
Deflated I am broken-hearted.My spirit is crushed.My energy depleted.I want to feel whole againto feel hope, not hurt.With Your grace and goodnesschange is near.
Peace After Loss: Part One Over three years ago, I lost my husband suddenly when he had a heart attack in our backyard. I was peacefully taking a shower, getting ready to go to town to do a little shopping then to Good Friday mass at our parish. I loved Easter week. The whole idea of new life, resurrection, and coming out of the darkness of winter into the world's awakening to spring. Then part of me died.
Standing Tall The moment is still. The news is frightful. I watch her rise and exit the room.Behind her a prediction of failure, of sickness, a future far from easy.I want to glance awayand forget her face. But no—steel my stare. Help me look even closerand remember only this: