The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Psalms 28:7

This Week's Broadcast: Contagious Joy

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Tears. As a widow do you shed a lot of them?

What sets them off? Is a memory thrown into your mind while you are shopping?

When Warren first died, I remember walking through the men's department as I looked for something that I could buy for him. Then thinking, He's not here! But if you were here, Warren, I would buy that for you.

But he wasn't with me, still isn't and won't be.

I have assurance, however, that I will see him again. As David said, "I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me" (2 Samuel 12:23b).

If you would like to share a memory of shopping with/for your husband, you may reach me at:

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Rejoicing with Joyce, PO Box 5207, Pasco, WA 99302

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Watch for my forthcoming books:

Good Grief--I Need Relief! A Widow's Guide to Recovery and Rejoicing

and the companion journal with the same title