Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Journey of Grief

I think that was the name of a seminar this morning.............. It was good and as far as I can tell, my benefit was having it confirm I am in a fairly good spot.

I had an interesting conversation with one fellow about how a relationship with God through a personal relationship with Christ provides a completeness that people cannot. Many people struggle not only with loss but also with being alone (often looks like single). Someone has told me that God created each of us with a cavity that can only be filled by God! you know how all the possessions, money and all still leaves people unsatisfied? That is how we can have peace in the midst of turmoil.

As I have grieved various things over the last few years I have gradually learned to try to view from what I think God's heart has experienced. This helps me share the load with God. The thought of the pain Christ went through yet realizing the eternal benefit has helped me expand the scope of my perspective. I cannot imagine God's perspective but just trying helps my problems and issues more manageable.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Yes I am here and close to OKAY

Well it's been a while. I thank each and everyone of you for your thoughts during Deb's illness and death. They strengthened me.

I have been overloaded and almost overwhelmed since getting back to Saskatoon that I don't hardly know my own thoughts.

The PT should be repaired in a couple more days. I am now looking at being finished at the University May 15th and fly out at 6 am on the 16th for General Conference in Toronto. Then in Tyrone, OK June 14th and 15th and Liberal KS June 21st and Campbell River BC August 8th. Now to decide which are driving and flying. I'm not sure when I'm going to get the retirement projects done before we go to Taiwan in November.