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Helpful Tips When A Love One Dies .

1) Allow time to grieve. 

2) Feel free to share thoughts and feelings

3) Accept Help

4) Draw Closer to God 

5) Remember that you will see your love one in paradise. - Acts 24:15

Added by T.C. Goodwin on March 30, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Grieving

Grieving

1- accept help from family and friends ( Ecclesiastes 4: 9 , 10 )

2- watch diet and make time to exercise ( lessen negative emotions) ( Ephesians 5:29)

3- get plenty of rest ( Ecc 4:6)

4- be flexible because every one grieves differently (Proverbs 14:10)

5- avoid self destructive habits ( 2 Cor 7:1)

6- Be balance with your time ( Ecc 3:1,4)

7- keep a routine ( Ecc 5:20)

8- avoid making big decisions too soon ( Prov 21:5)

9- remember your love…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on November 22, 2018 at 7:33am — No Comments

Dealing With Grief....

It's painful and when I hear of another person dying I am reminded of that pain... I can only get comfort by not only by the support of family and friends but God. He feels our pain 1 Peter 5:7 and I know that one day I will be hugging them and kissing them in paradise John 5:28, 29

Added by T.C. Goodwin on March 29, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Violent Death All Around

I express my deepest sympathy to the family in Charlottesville, VA.  hope you draw comfort of knowing that she is in God's memory . She will be remembered for the love she displayed.....Soon there will be no more pain nor death ... I look forward to that promise Revelation 21:3,4

Added by T.C. Goodwin on August 20, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Uber Murder

I express my sincere sympathy to the Medina- Chevez  Family.

I look forward to the day when wickedness will be gone forever

Proverbs 2:22

Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 29, 2017 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Loss another one to Suicide

 Looking at the news and hear of a famous singer just hung themselves. Mental illness is on the rise and I want to raise awareness. Please don't be ashamed to speak out and help our family members and friends before the enemy death takes them away.... I am looking forward to the time when the enemy death will be gone away forever - 1 Corinthians 15:26

Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 22, 2017 at 9:23am — 2 Comments

Encouraging Thoughts through Song

A word spoken at a right time

How comforting to hear!

We hear these words of consolation

From friends so faithful and so dear

We seek to strengthen one another

And help each on his burden bear...

-Hebrews 10:24, 25

Added by T.C. Goodwin on December 17, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Depression

 Working in the medical field, I see many things. The depression is on the rise and it's related to stress, post trauma or just a chemical imbalance.. It's sad because when not treated they end up completing suicide. I read about it the local news. We all read about it. It is happening to our friends and our families.

Even Jesus said " It you are sick go to a physician." (Matthew 9:12) Many folks do not do something until its too late. Recognize depression and confide in someone.…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on December 16, 2016 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Slide Presentation at Memorial Services

Yesterday, I attended a memorial service at my cousins funeral. It was pictures of him during happy times....From his marriage....great trips ....children etc... It was a great idea of remembering someone during the happy times. They also showed pictures during the repass...-Revelation 21:3,4

Added by T.C. Goodwin on November 20, 2016 at 8:15am — No Comments

Love Ones Personal Wishes

Most funerals I have been to have been very dignified. Why? This is because everything was laid out as the deceased desired.

I remember when I was younger folks fought over who should take what flowers... I felt awkward.

It's wisdom it putting things in writing. That way the family will not fight over things... House? Car? Bills?....

- Proverbs 22:3

Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 28, 2016 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Why Do We Hold Back From Telling Our Love Ones We Are Sick ? : Do They Understand?

I had a good friend that I noticed that she was losing a lot of weight. She would say my stomach hurt....She would go to the doctor and never really tell us what was going on.....She died..

I am more determined now to get involved in my good friends lives...A few months ago I accompanied one of my other friends to the emergency room... The staff were throwing out all types of medical terms. I told the doctor to speak clearly and explain in simpler terms what was going on (Not sure she…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 24, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments

When End is Near

 Read something interesting about Hospice

1) Keep bed sheets clean

2) Change position frequently to prevent bed sores

3) Change undergarment or diapers if needed

4) Keep the mouth moist with wet swabs or ice chips/lip balm

5) Hold our love ones hand and remember the last thing to go is their hearing

- Awake 2015

Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 23, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Remembering Life and Death

Last month,

My family engaged in a group text regarding remembering those that month that died in our family... I believe it was actually the anniversary of 2 love ones.... So the texts started off depressing.. Then my sister turned it around and said ...."let's also remember the wonderful life that came in the world today"... Let's celebrate them and the birth of a new baby in our family....Let's remember precious memories of the dead and alive.... I thank my sis for making us…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 18, 2016 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Common Denominator - Loss of Love Ones

Although many of us have different belief systems, we have one thing in common- death. It is our enemy. I love to have comfort from friends and family but I get the greatest comfort from the wonderful promises in God's word the Bible. I can't wait to the time when God will do away with death and pain. In addition to all the suffering and injustice....No politician( or any other human being) can do away with death but God can and he will....

Added by T.C. Goodwin on October 17, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments

Recent Shooting in Charlotte

My heart goes out to the family of Keith Scott. Peaceful protest have done some good and its good to see even the national guards giving the citizens of Charlotte warm handshakes and hugs... Then I hear of folks getting shot up in a mall. I pray for a more permanent solution to all this blood shed, violence and pain. The only solution (Matthew 6:9,10)...Come Lord Quickly!

Added by T.C. Goodwin on September 26, 2016 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Comfort with Flowers

Flowers make those that are grieving feel better. Every good gift is from above James 1:17.

Added by T.C. Goodwin on August 24, 2016 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Hospice Care

Hospice can help one to enjoy a dignified and meaningful life in the company of loved ones... It can also give the family support... How grateful we are to have compassionate workers who are skilled at this

The last thing to go is the hearing...just holding our love ones hand is comforting...Looking forward to no more pain and sorrow in the future...Revelation 21:3,4

 

Added by T.C. Goodwin on July 31, 2016 at 8:23am — No Comments

Tension over the Cop Murders - Why Are We Arguing ??

So a few weeks ago a couple of co workers were arguing about recent shootings. Why are we arguing? ... We should be grieving. No killing is just and no murder is just. That is just pure wickedness. No man despite their best efforts will be able to stop this. I am looking forward to something better that God can only do - Revelation 21:3,4.

Added by T.C. Goodwin on July 20, 2016 at 6:46am — No Comments

Releasing Grief

Talking is a helpful release....talking to someone that will sincerely listens helps...."that true companion" (Proverbs 17: 17),,, Especially if someone has experience a similiar loss....I lost my grand parents at an early age and I have very fond memories of them.. I have not found many who have lost their grand parents at an early age though,,,,Writing also helps...but the fact that there are folks that are willing to listen helps.

Added by T.C. Goodwin on June 26, 2016 at 7:15am — No Comments

Loss of a Co- Worker - K. Brown

I just lost a co-worker two days of ago. He died of a brain tumor. Now, I  remember the happiness he brought to our unit. My heart goes out to his family because he was so young....You never know what folks are going through until something bad happens.......I try my best to treat people like I want to be treated. Hopefully, his name will be in the local news paper because he knew so many.....Revelation 21:3,4

Added by T.C. Goodwin on June 22, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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