T.C. Goodwin's Blog – May 2016 Archive (6)

17 Found Dead in Elderly Home - Pain In My Heart

While reading the news around the world, I came across an article about how people died in a fire in a elderly home. They found 17 bodies in the home....Oh my painful heart ! This could have been my loved one. My sympathy goes out to all the families that lost there loves in the fire. The elderly population is so vulnerable.... When I read things like this it teaches me to remain close to my family and friends because unexpected events befall us all - Ecc 9:11.

Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 29, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Car Accident: Going back in time to comfort a friend who is the cause of death

My mother and I ran into an ex coworker who stated she fell asleep at the wheel and killed her husband and child..... I was not sure what to say and my mother was lost for words. All my mother could say is I am so sorry.....Today, I think about her. Is she okay? Was she able to grieve ? Is she still grieving? I do not know because our familes did not keep in touch... If I could go back in time and tell her that soon God will take away our tears, pain and death, I would - Revelation…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 27, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Hope

I was watching a preview of a spiritual movie that will be coming out next month. It is a about a man with a great job and good family. Then all of the sudden he loses his job and gets terminally ill. There is even death that hits his immediate family.

This can prove true in our lives...disaster can hit like a ton of bricks and it has...That's why we need Hope...Hope that things will get better. - Hebrews 11:1

Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Being A Friend In Need

Last night I visited a widow who is still very much grieving over her husband's death. Although she talks about her husband every time I visit her, I listen. She cries .. I listen. The point is that we need to recognize the trauma that each of us go through and try to understand the effects of the trauma.....She did not want any advice. She wanted me to listen and that is what a true friend does -" A true friend loves at all times"- Proverbs 17:17

Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 21, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Children and Funerals

When I was a child, I remember going to funerals and no one ever explaining to me what was going on. I saw a body in a casket and everyone crying...At times some would get a little more overboard with their crying...I think they felt guilty. I would stare at them with sadness.

I think it is so crucial that folks be open and honest with their children. Telling children God took the person paints the picture that God is cruel ( at least it did in my mind).Some may weigh the…

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Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 11, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

I Just Don't Want To Talk

Sometimes we get so down that we just do not want to talk to anyone.. I feel like that sometimes.We should not judge. Just continue to show love and never stop the encouragement- John 13:34,35

Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 7, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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