Joy Comes In the Morning

WSN: Death, Disease, Divorce By Cynthia Mascarenhas Waits The single biggest challenge one is faced with after experiencing the death of a loved one, the crippling emotional and physical ramifications of a disease, or the devastation of divorce is the decision to “move on” or “move forward.” While many extraneous factors come into play, ourContinue reading “Joy Comes In the Morning”

This Life We Are Given: As Simple As ABC?

WSN: A Few Minutes with Terell Whitener Recently I lost a colleague due to some unfortunate circumstances. Historically in these writings, I share with you, it focuses on strategies for managing the loss of our spouses, partners, and significant others. However, recent events in my own life have made me reflect that loss continues toContinue reading “This Life We Are Given: As Simple As ABC?”

Help from a Higher Power

An Excerpt from The Widower’s Journey – Chapter 5 (Aside: While Chapter 5 may be one of the shortest chapters in my book, The Widower’s Journey, it is, in my view, the most powerful. It also receives the greatest number of favorable comments from readers. I pray it serves you well.) This chapter was writtenContinue reading “Help from a Higher Power”

PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT ALL FEAR!

In this season of uncertainty, fear lurks around every corner; it governs every decision; it steals our joy! Ask anyone who deals with the devastation of death, disease, or divorce. Tentative living is not what we are called to do; Yet, FEAR is REAL. Where then should we turn for hope? To the one trueContinue reading “PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT ALL FEAR!”

And suddenly… It’s spring!

As I write this, I’m getting ready to leave Naples and head back to Carmel, Indiana. I’ve been here about 10 weeks. It’s been extremely healing and renewing. When I got here the first week of January all the flowers were blooming. I didn’t see them. The sun was shining everywhere, except on me. AsContinue reading “And suddenly… It’s spring!”

Counseling – Religious or Secular?

WSN-MO: Widower to Widower with Fred Colby Shortly after my wife of 45 years passed in 2015, I found myself in the deepest pit of despair. I knew that I was in trouble, and I could not find the answers all by myself. So, I asked myself, “Where can I go for help?”  For manyContinue reading “Counseling – Religious or Secular?”

Winning Thursday Thoughts from Jim Winner

Today, WSN-MO welcomes fellow brother Jim Winner as the newest member of our editorial team. Welcome Jim. We are all looking forward to reading your insights. ____________________________________________ Today marks day 214 since my Joyce died. Even though she was sick for seven months, and we knew for a month, she was going to lose herContinue reading “Winning Thursday Thoughts from Jim Winner”

Why Christmas means even more to me as a widow.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and the most painful, nostalgic, nightmarish time of the year now that my husband is gone.  Our hearts and home scream for the void we feel.  A voice that once boomed through our home at Christmas as we gathered around the piano is forever silent.  The man ofContinue reading “Why Christmas means even more to me as a widow.”