A Refuge

How is a blog handled when life becomes unbelievable. Unimaginable. For the second time this month, our family has suffered loss.

My Mom, Ann • June 25, 1926 – February 23, 2011

My soul, wait in silence for God only,

for my hope is from Him.

He only is my rock and my salvation.

My stronghold: I will not be shaken.

On God my salvation and my glory rest:

The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.

Trust in Him at all times, O people:

Pour out your heart before Him:

God is a refuge for us.

Psalms 62:5 – 8


16 thoughts on “A Refuge

  1. I am so sorry for your loss,praying for you! I miss my grandmother everyday,she was the artist who inspired me.May God bless your family during this time of grief.

  2. I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing and you said their was another person who passed this month, It isn’t easy for those of us left behind, but knowing they are with Jesus should bring some comfort as we all will be with Him someday and see our loved ones again. May you have many happy memories of them to help you through these hard times and the prayers of everyone to Jesus help you at this time. May Jesus also put his arms around you and comfort you. Love and Hugs

  3. It’s always hard to lose someone you love!
    May the Lord be near you and uphold you and surround you
    with His love as you go through this time of grief~

  4. No language has enough words to express the sympanthy and sorrow I feel for you and your entire family. Please know you are touching the lives of some many through your wonderful art, your suffering has not gone unnoticed by us, your fans and friends. Prayers are being sent forth for you, your mother, your children and all your family. Keep the faith and time will heal some of your heart dear lady. God be with you!

  5. The readers of your blog love you and “Tidings Of Great Joy” can not come with out some sorrow attached as without sorry how could we possibly know that we felt happiness at times in our lives. You blog is your opportunity to write when you feel like doing so. You write what gives you comfort or tears or happiness, you open your heart to whatever you feel like sharing. And whatever you decide, we will be waiting to express caring and love for you and with you. Artists, feel deeply, and you are truely an artist that your mom and dad could be proud of! Not to mention a great daughter to them! God speed your healing powers to your child Janet so that she may find some comfort tonight and Lord hold her in your loving arms Father now in her hour of need and life ever after. Amen.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I am praying that you will have the peace that passeth all (ALL) understanding as you walk through this valley.

    Janet, know that we, the blessed readers of your blog, are here for you.

  7. My heart breaks for you, one never recovers from the loss of a beloved mother. Prayers said for your strength/faith at this difficult time.

  8. Janet, I know where you are and have been praying that you do not put the blanket over your head again my dear friend!! Please if you just need to call or a hand to hold or a shoulder to cry or just to yell and scream at someone please call me I have been so worried for you…didn’t know if were home so keeping in touch with Dee, love you and sending you guardian angel hugs!!! lLOVE YOU

  9. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

    Matthew 5:4

    Take care my dear friend. Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.

  10. I’m so sorry to hear about your mom – we’ll keep you and your family in our prayers. I lost my mom 2 years ago and my dad 12 years ago. Time softens the heartache.

  11. I think of you daily and pray for your strenghth in this sorrow!!! The heartache is heavy and I understand my friend. Dee is keeping me informed but I have to express my thoughts to you. When you are ready we will speak. love you and sending angel hugs…”Blessed are the ones who mourn, for they will be comforted”

  12. My heart and prayers go out to you and your loss. My mom’s anniversary of her loss is just shy of four years. I know the pain. Take comfort in your family, friends and thoughts coming your way.. (hugs)

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