Relaunch

This blog will be a composite of the many day to day dynamics we each face.  We all face a mountain of struggles.  That maybe the grief of loss of a loved one  , the loss of income, or  ongoing depression. No matter the obstacle you face,  we will attempt to bring a ray of light and encouragement to dispel the darkness,  and how we advance from darkness  to morning light.
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Navigating the Abyss part 2

Last post we looked at what are practical ways you can cope with grief. I asked you to come up with some ways that might work for you. For me it’s writing or music, or hiking.

Try this take ten minutes a day to write. Find a good place where you can collect your thoughts and let your thoughts just flow on the paper whatever it might be.
Exercise get the blood pumping, this causes endorphins to secrete into the brain promoting healthy attitude and positive well-being.
It’s the small things that help you get back to the road to you.

Next time we will delve into the faith aspect of grief. Once again this is the sidelines with Donavan.

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Navigating from the Abyss

We talked about the abyss of grief, as we try to navigate the emotions of that abyss, is there really a way to deal and be made whole from a practical standpoint. Is there truly a way to put the jigsaw puzzle known as your life.

It takes time but you have to get back into a routine, find good distractions. Reading, exercise, writing, a free class, or finding a new hobby. Start simple, but you have to take intiatve to get back to being you.
It won’t be easy, but the saying goes the journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step.

Thank you for visiting the sidelines with Donavan.

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Navigating from the abyss

We talked about the abyss of grief, as we try to navigate the emotions of that abyss, is there really a way to deal and be made whole from a practical standpoint. Is there truly a way to put the jigsaw puzzle known as your life.

It takes time but you have to get back into a routine, find good distractions. Reading, exercise, writing, a free class, or finding a new hobby. Start simple, but you have to take intiatve to get back to being you.
It won’t be easy, but the saying goes the journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step.

Thank you for visiting the sidelines with Donavan.

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The Abyss of Grief

Then from the cold abyss a cold hand appeared ,
and spellbound he watched as this mysterious hand takes flight,
and it was aimed at his heart.
At the threshold of his chest the hand points a finger and inserts in through his left rib cage,
and it finds its desired target, and with the flick of a wrist his heart was frozen.
Once it was frozen broken fragmented pieces of his heart where more visible, and it just simply shattered and that mysterious hand returned to the abyss as softly as it had come

 

Often grief comes on, unexpectedly, and it feels like you got punched by Floyd Mayweather.

Welcome to the sidelines with Donavan. Grief can be an abyss and together we will learn how to navigate it.

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The Dream

Source: The Dream

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The Dream

Source: The Dream

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The Dream

Source: The Dream

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The Dream

I had a dream a few days ago and Justin (who is pictured above and  was at the tender age of 18 when he passed away) was in my dream and so was my oldest son, whom I had just spoken with before I went to sleep that night. My intention was to write it down and I didn’t.  Now, I feel like King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel chapter 2.  The thing has left me and I want to know what the dream was about.

Unlike the king, I will not call on the magicians, astrologers, etc. However, I will  call on the name of the Lord to continue to bless me with his peace, his strength and his right hand to lead me.  Also I will be more studious next time…be more deliberate about writing it down. 🙂

Has this ever happened to you? Where you had a dream,  that you really, really , really wanted to remember and just couldn’t?

 

1 Corinthians 13:12The Message (MSG)

12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

 

 

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Do you ever wonder if God really is concerned?

No matter what challenge we face . We are not alone.  God is concerned about everything that concerns us; no matter how massive or how minute.  Knowing that and reading this scripture takes me to a place where the skies are clear, the air is crisp; I’m curled up in my favorite chair with a blanket and cup of tea and my enitre being just says….ahhhh

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
—Psalm 139:7–10

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