giving ourselves permission to grieve

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February has been a sad month. A month where our family had two deaths. One expected and one tragic.

I learned the emptiness of grief.

I gave myself permission to do nothing.

I gave myself permission to write or not to write.

I gave myself permission to just be in the moment.

I hide behind emojis these days . Mostly grins or grimaces.

I gave myself permission to share my grief .

Today , dear daughter-in-law I was able to be honest .

Our typed messages included teary emojis that acknowledged that I am, that we are not OK.

By sharing the grief our…


there is a difference.

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Are you searching or seeking?

If from there you seek the Lord , you will find Him, if you seek for Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 4:29

Search is where we look . Seek is what we are looking for.

In the midst of this pandemic we are looking for answers to the confusion .

We are looking for relief . We want it all to end .

The endless news cycle exhausts me .

The restrictions cause me to feel like I am in an endless rerun of the…


It’s Pancake Tuesday. It’s the day before the beginning of the season of Lent. It’s the day we can have a treat before we give up sweets or dessert or….. for 40 days . I grew up an Anglican (Episcopal for you from the USA). We celebrated two seasons in the year – Advent and Lent . Advent marks the four Sunday’s before Christmas . Lent begins 40 days before Easter and ends the night before Easter.

Advent was always a season of wonder and anticipation .

Because of COVID and all the restrictions, I feel like I missed both…


restart Advent

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I ‘ve gotten behind in my Advent writing . I typically write on a one word prompt for each day of the four weeks of Advent .

The Advent season begins four Sunday’s before Christmas. This year it. began on. Nov 29.

I had great plans .

I downloaded three different writing prompt plans . I joined several Facebook Groups featuring Advent readings.

I’m following several Advent plans on You Version.

The only thing I’ve really accomplished is catching up on reruns of ‘The Crown’.

That has led me to wanting to rethink my British ancestry.

In countries…

Linda Fode

Writer,content creator,mentor and motivational speaker. Inspiring others to have a real relationship with God in their everyday lives.

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