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Grief and Blessings

"The Blessing of Tears"

by Eleanor Cowles

The Upper Room, March-April 2021

 



“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. … As we walk through life, we often miss blessings hidden in calamities. But while tears can blur our vision, they can also clarify our sight to reveal new truths. Perhaps we can see our way to reach out to someone in pain I believe when we have walked through pain and grief, we may be the path – and there our tears can meet. Truly, tears can be God’s blessing for this life.”


CONTENTS

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Nourishing Faith

Adult Class: Joy, Grief, Prayers, “Slum Songs” 

Devotional 2021: Hope in the Wilderness

Pastor Appointment: Sorrow, Blessing, Faith

Pastor’s Column: God’s Time, God’s Plan

 

Welcoming All

New Meditation Room: Welcome Peace

Virtual Mission u 2021

Toy Library Transitions to WWW

United Methodist Women Virtually Active

Racial Justice: Book Club and Spiritual Work

 

Doing Good 

South Minneapolis Meals on Wheels Delivering Smiles

United Methodist Women in the Mission Field

 

BEing Church

Keep Breathing and Abide

Messages: Thank You and Christmas Greetings

Nancy, Tiffany, and Iza: Happy to be Home

Sorrow, Loss, Memories

 

Faith Stories

Wanda Curry: You Never Know the Hour

Shirley Durr: Faith Like a River



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