Eleanor Cowles (Oregon, USA)
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The psalmist said, “You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your record?” - Psalm 56:8 (NRSV)
When I think of God’s blessings, I think of family, friends, sunshine, or even my morning cup of coffee. Until recently, I never considered tears a blessing. For the past three years I have struggled with one son’s cancer, another son’s diminishing eyesight, and, finally, the loss of my husband...
God can renew my spirit through my tears.
Someone whose spouse has died
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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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