Category Archives: Grief Anticipated

Empty Collar

One afternoon last week I took my scruffy old yellow Lab mutt to the vet… and came home alone. We adopted Aggie when she was about six months old. Her wide, goofy smile and mellow disposition won all our hearts. … Continue reading

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Sisterhood Challenge

If you’ve been hearing a lot of noise online lately, and it wasn’t heavy metal bands on YouTube, you just might have wandered within earshot of the Soli Deo Gloria Sisters. Yes, it’s gotten a little rowdy over here, what … Continue reading

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Truest Life… Epilogue

The purpose of this post is to thank everyone for the kind, sympathetic and supportive comments I received on Truest Life, published March 15. As my thank-you gift to you, I thought I’d share how the piece came to be, … Continue reading

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Truest Life

Truest Life By Janice C. Johnson For Martha… Just last week, a lost crayon might have caused you untold consternation. But now such troubles seem insignificant because bigger things occupy your mind. The real, grownup world waits just behind a … Continue reading

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A Time for Silence

Hello, Friends, Normally you see a new post here twice a week. But now a beloved member of my extended family is gravely ill. I do not expect to blog over the next week or so. Rather than just disappear … Continue reading

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Grief… Encountered

Grief Anticipated, Part 5 This morning I rushed off to have my car serviced and forgot my phone. Drove an hour to get to North Dallas, mostly through torrential rain. The first fifteen minutes in the dealership waiting area, I … Continue reading

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