September 2015 Blog Posts (17)

Blog: Stay Close to Family & Friends

I recently lost a aunt who was a very wonderful lady. I can kick myself for not reaching out a little more. All of us have loss someone very close to us. We have loss moms, dads and sisters and brothers. We have lost aunts and uncles.We have lost husbands and wives. Losing a friend can be just as hard. Especially if that one has been there for you through thick and thin. So folks never take those positive influences for granted. (Proverbs 18:24)

Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

What is the Resurrection?



What Is the Resurrection?



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Added by Margaret Lopez on September 29, 2015 at 6:12am — No Comments

Social Media and Suicide

When I was younger I did not know I was a victim of bullying until now. Even to this day, I still carry a scar both emotionally and physically. Now, there is such things as cyberbullying. Wow, is this damaging and if not caught can lead to suicide. I am not a parent but I see and read the effects of this type of bullying. I hope parents get a wake up call and really monitor what their kids put on social networking websites. If I was damaged by one, I can not imaging the effects when you are…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 28, 2015 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Tips for Asking a Stand-in To Deliver a Eulogy You've Written

My father is in hospice, and my family assumes that I will give one of the eulogies at his funeral. I have no trouble writing it. But I'm terrified of delivering it myself. Public speaking is not one of my talents. My dad and I are very close, and I'm sure I'll break down and cry. Is it…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on September 28, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Life Insurance- Leave a Will---- Not a Bill

Many people feel that life insurance is optional. It's a must.Last week , the funeral home director approach the family and ask the family to pay 12,000 towards expenses. Now, in every family their are two sides. Only one side of the family had the money to pay. This caused must tension and anger. Anger that could have been prevented.. The children did not need to see this.

Anybody that is reading this please take an assessment of your family and make sure they have life insurance and…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 27, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

No Cancer Is a Good Cancer

A young woman shared with friends and family that her mother was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She became frustrated when many of them told her “At least your mom got a good cancer.” While it is true that thyroid cancer has a very high survival rate, the young woman wondered, “How can any cancer be…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on September 24, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

The Grieving Process ---MY DEAR AUNT FOUND DEAD

Early Reaction: Shock, Denial , Emotional Numbness, Anger (RIGHT NOW)

Acute Grief- Memory Loss, insomnia, bouts of crying, mood swings, reduced work capcity, hallucinations, seeing the deceased, weight loss or gain, appetite changes,

Level off---more pleasant memories of the deceased

We are all at different levels... Grief takes time...

Let's support one another during this difficult time

NWT Proverbs 17:17

Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 22, 2015 at 12:27pm — 1 Comment

78 days

this is how long its been since I have been able to speak with the man of my dreams. I cant help but wonder how I get any better when everything in my life good or bad was discussed with him. we never went a day in 16 years that we didn't speak and now every day and night I spend in tears. I almost wish he wasn't so great so I could have something to look back at and be angry with but he was a perfect human being. now going trough his thing and packing myself up to move out of state in 6…

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Added by eric johnson on September 22, 2015 at 12:04pm — 2 Comments

Blog Post: Get Over It Before It's Too Late

Today, I was thinking about two movies I watched. One was about a girl who was biracial (mom was black and dad was white). She was ashamed of being black and treated her mother badly. When her mother died, she cried worst than the other people and said "MOM I AM SO SORRY".... The other movie involved a couple who had a terrible fight and then the husband died in a car accident. The wife had a nervous breakdown and blame herself.... A valuable lesson that teaches us that peace is so vital .…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 16, 2015 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

What To Do When Your Travel Companion Must Cancel a Trip

Q. I planned a vacation in Europe with a widow friend, who lives in another state. Five days before departure, she was hospitalized for a sudden, serious health problem and had to drop out. I was able to cancel everything but the nonrefundable air fare. The latter…
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Added by Florence Isaacs on September 16, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Regaining Control in Difficult Times

When illness, death, or another of life’s crises strikes, most of us crave normalcy; we want to once again feel in charge of our lives. What do you do when life feels like it is spinning out of control?

My family knows that in times of difficulty one of the first things I do is load the washing…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on September 15, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Personal Blog- Death Culture

TV programs  was revised to protect young people from seeing material that might affect them adversely. The result has been counterproductive. So much violence on TV! ..Sadly, some parents have become passive on what they allow their children to watch on TV. Then, they wonder why their kids are so violent in school.  Many kids play violent video games that kill people. This was definiely not part of God's plan for us. I am looking forward to the time when God will make all things new and rid…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 14, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Comparing Widowhood and Divorce

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Q. In the last year or so, a divorced acquaintance told me, "Divorce is just as devastating as the death of your husband." Another said, "Divorce is worse." The remarks came from out of the blue. I felt…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on September 11, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

New Member

I lost my sister in December 2014 after a heartbreaking decline in her health battles with heart disease and alcoholism - she was 57.  I feel as though I lost her twice - when she began her mental spiral a few years ago and then physically. It was also exacerbated by abuse from a codependent person in her life.   I've never been part of a support group and am not sure what to do here, or how much or little to share, or really how I this can help me or others.  I just know that I could use a…

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Added by Sarah Schiltz on September 9, 2015 at 11:06pm — No Comments

The Backstory (My 1st Post to Legacy Connect)

This precedes my 1st Blog post.  It's how I started the discussion. But to capture it in the Blog too - here's my initial post to Legacy Connect:

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Hello.  My name is Jesse.  I'm 40 - almost 41 years old next week.  My late husband (it's still so strange to say "late"), Michael, committed suicide on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

It was a typical Friday night.  We were at home relaxing after a long work week.…

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Added by Jesse Roberts on September 5, 2015 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Roughly 2 Months In

It’s been about a month since I first posted to this thread.

Thank you, to all that reached out to me.  I’m grateful for your care & concern.  I apologize for not replying sooner.  I’d read comments & often wanted to provide an update, but – honestly – stamina is hard to come by these days.

I’ve had trouble sleeping – it’s hit-or-miss day-by-day.  I often struggle to “quiet” my mind.  Sometimes I fall asleep but wake-up throughout the night.  Sometimes it’s…

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Added by Jesse Roberts on September 5, 2015 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Just in Case

I haven't logged onto this site for a while but Heatha was kind enough to send me a nice note in hopes I'm doing alright. 

I really appreciate that. 

And the answer is I'm doing okay : )  

I will check in here from time to time to at least view from the sidelines (modus…

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Added by Andrew McCullough on September 1, 2015 at 11:49am — No Comments

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