Honoring People – Even When it’s Hard A decade or so ago, honoring people was way down on my to-do list. My loss was huge and starting to define me. Right or wrong, my focus was on me. I was intently trying to recover, heal, and hope that I’d eventually make it to brighter days. Even though several years had passed since I’d become a widow, I was still under a self-imposed banner of pain and loss. I was unable to move forward and was dangerously close slipping backward. In this video I explain how God taught me to navigate the...Read More
Author: Julie Hunt
Manage Our Disappointments How we manage our disappointments in life matters. The bumper sticker, “Life Stinks” is more than accurate in some seasons of life. The truth is, we’ve all experienced life’s disappointments. But did you know that the bigger obstacle to overcome may not the disappointment itself? That’s right. Many folks will endure the crisis, but it’s the days, weeks, months, or years after it that can make us or break us. Acknowledge The Disappointment Five years after my husband’s fatal car accident, I knew something wasn’t right. I had dealt with my grief and sorrow ad nauseam. I was...Read More
Only two weeks after the devastating loss of my husband I knew I was in way over my head. What was even more maddening was the fact that I didn’t ask to be in this position.Read More
Declining the Uninvited Journey Through Grief No one asked me if I wanted to be on this road, this uninvited journey through grief. No one asked if I minded or if I felt strong enough for a tragedy. Not only did no one ask, and I didn’t really even have a choice. I was on a road I never wanted to travel. We don’t really get to choose these roads, do we? On February 5, 2004, I woke up a wife and someone’s soul mate and went to bed a widow and all alone. My still beating heart ripped in half and I...Read More
Showdown at the Worrisome Burden Corral I had a worrisome burden almost take me under a couple of months ago. It was silly, no, it was arrogant of me, to think I could keep going at the pace I’d been going for so many months. Oh, believe me when I tell you that it was needed thing, good things that kept my plate full. Important things that couldn’t be forgotten, delegated or dropped that kept the worrisome burden tethered tightly around my neck. Until it almost choked me. At the point of near collapse I was forced to stop. I could...Read More
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