Grief, Loss, and Comfort


Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
  Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)

The following devotions are on this site but scroll down to read Marilyn's articles published elsewhere.

     Storm Damage: Weather and Life

     New Car…New Loss

     Newspaper Drives and Broken Hearts

     A New Perspective:


I’ve been privileged to share some of my grief and mourning journey in several publications. Please share with others if you think the content may be helpful and the time is right. God desires that the comfort we have received from Him is passed on to others. (2 Corinthians 1: 3-5)

Marilyn's article, What Do You Say? What Do You Do? --a ministry to widows, appears in the May-June, 2017 issue of The Mother's Heart.    The Mother's Heart is a free digital subscription

Marilyn was a guest blogger on A Widow's Might/A New Season on April 13, 2017. Read how grief transforms us in Transformer: The Letter H and Grief.

Marilyn's article, Holiday Gifts, Holiday Grief appears in the November, 2016 issue ofReach Out Columbia.

Marilyn's devotion, Rock Collecting, appeared on A Widow's Might /A New Season on August 22, 2016

Thankful for the opportunity to share part of my story in the June issue of Reach Out Columbia. The Puzzling Path of Grief.

I appreciated the opportunity to be a guest writer for April White on Red Chair Moments on April 18, 2016 and share a perspective on Mourning Glory

And... also had the opportunity to share on Jennifer Hallmark's blog act of kindness.

Marilyn's devotion, Don't Cry was featured on on March 21, 2016.  You can sign up to have devotions by different writers delivered to your inbox daily.

 Marilyn was a guest blogger for Jeanne Doyon,Pausing to See God Clearly. Head over to for insights on ministry to hurting widows during the Christmas season.    

Guest blogger March 31, 2014   Lifting and Leaving:  Widowhood: More than Grief is the subject of Judithann Webb's blog. Pass this on to someone you know who is on a grief journey.

And more... My friend Lori Hatcher wrote a helpful blog on Scriptures of comfort when grieving.

I found these helpful articles on-line: Vaneetha Rendall Risner Rendall Risner