Category: Finding Purpose

  • Can We Go Home Again?

    Can We Go Home Again?

    by Jim Winner. Hello friends.  I haven’t written much lately.  I’ve been lurking, watching, learning, and observing you, my brothers, on our collective paths.  As of this writing, I am three years and three months into my journey.  If there were a grief degree, I, like many of you, would hold a Ph.D.  For the […]

  • “If You Feel You are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s A Way Out” – Stephen Hawking

    “If You Feel You are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s A Way Out” – Stephen Hawking

    by Tom Peyton Stephen Hawking, the English theoretical physicist, was probably one of the greatest minds ever to exist.  My feeble mind could never attempt to understand the workings of this genius, but a few of his famous quotes always inspired me.  What strikes me about the passage mentioned above is that Hawking believed something […]

  • Familiar Places

    Familiar Places

    Familiar Places I know this happens to you.  As you travel around your town, you pass by many places that were once either special or routine to you and your late wife.  If you’re like me, sometimes you pass by them absentmindedly.  Other times it brings tears to your eyes. For me, the places are […]

  • A Shout Out to Everyone Trying Right Now

    A Shout Out to Everyone Trying Right Now

    A couple of weeks ago, Brother Larry Ahrens shared a brief thought from SC Laurie titled “A Shout Out to Everyone Trying Right Now.” This amazingly well-put-together thought was also written about so poignantly last week by Brother Tom Peyton. At that time, I posed the idea with Tom about offering articles built around this […]

  • The Grief Club:  My strength and hope

    The Grief Club:  My strength and hope

                                                               I never imagined that I would be a member of this group at age sixty-three. It’s a group no one wants to join, but circumstances, the loss of a loved one, put me into this club. You and I are part of a group of strangers, most of whom we would never have […]

  • After They Are Gone

    After They Are Gone

    There are many lessons that I have learned from my late wife long after she has left this earth. There are times that it takes on a cruel irony, and at other times it is a source of great comfort. However, throughout this process, I have come to realize that these lessons have become one […]

  • WHERE CAN I GET HELP?

    WHERE CAN I GET HELP?

    If you are a widower looking for help, ideas, or support, this blog is for you! At this time of year many of us have a difficult time getting through all the poignant reminders of our spouse. This is NOT the time to be the silent loner. It is the time to reach out to […]

  • Retirement

    Retirement

    “When you are retired, you never get a day off.” by Dr. Nyle Kardatzke PhD If you haven’t retired already, it’s something you may have thought about even if you are younger than the usual retirement age. If you are retired, your retirement years present new questions since your wife’s death. Retirement involves our emotional […]

  • Husband – Warrior – Brother

    Husband – Warrior – Brother

    WSN-MO: A Few Minutes with Terrell Whitener During a recent reflection period, my thoughts turned to just how I have ended up where I am at in life. As a very grateful and appreciative man of my station in life, these reflection times usually end up as an exercise in gratitude and not a time […]

  • Hard choices? Make them.

    Hard choices? Make them.

    WSN: Some winning thoughts by Jim Winner Last winter, I wrote an article about spending an extended time at the condominium Joyce, and I bought in Naples, Florida. You might recall it spoke a lot of loneliness, fear, adjustment, and trying to survive the first winter. Fast forward to today. Life is good. I am […]