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 could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”