Category Archives: Coping With Personal Grief

421. On 2 Timothy 4:6-8 & 16-18. How St Paul faced Imminent death. A Reading for Sunday 23 October 2022

Paul, as he writes this epistle, is in prison and he knows that he could be executed at any moment. We can only imagine what thoughts were going through his head as he awaited his imminent death. However, we do … Continue reading

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417. Personal Memories Of Special Glad and Sad Days

Just two years ago today I wrote a deeply personal note regarding the special days in our lives. It was article No.364 on this blog site. I wrote about the significance for me of the 22nd day of the month each … Continue reading

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391.Thoughts on Remembrance [Armistice] Day 2021

[This can be found in audio format on Spotify under Jim Holbeck] Over the years I have often had sad thoughts on Remembrance Day as I thought about the very young men and women who went to war for Australia … Continue reading

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382. Special Life-Changing Days In Our Lives.

Most of us can recall certain days in our lives that always stand out in our memories. They brought great changes to our lives. One such day for me was 22 August 1964, some 57 years ago as I write this. I … Continue reading

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377. Honouring a Very Special Person! Carole Ann Holbeck, 1943 -2019

On the 22nd January 2021 I would have been celebrating with my wife our 55th Wedding Anniversary. However the Lord took her home to Himself on the 31st October 2019, but not before we had enjoyed over 50 years of … Continue reading

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373. Failing To See The Obvious. Again! The Words Solstice And Armistice. And A Personal Note!

When you reach 85 years it is nice to have some warmer weather and longer daylight hours. That got me thinking about the summer “solstice” when the sun “pauses” over the Tropic of Capricorn [thus the day with longest daylight … Continue reading

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372. Remembering Remembrance Days. A personal memory.

WE stood for a minute’s silence on Remembrance Day [Armistice Day] to remember!  To remember all those who had fought for their country in all the conflicts and wars since the early part of the 20th century, and how so many … Continue reading

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370. Life’s Unforgettable Moments. A personal Reflection. Coping with Personal Grief

There are moments in our lives that we will never forget. Sometimes they just happen out of the blue and at other times they occur as part of a process we are going through. One such moment was way back … Continue reading

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369. Reflecting On Birthdays. A Personal Note Written On My Own Birthday. Coping With Personal Grief.

Every birthday we have, has a different form. Things can happen even on birthdays. Last year when I turned 84 I had an early morning radiotherapy hit [number 44 of 45 scheduled for treatment for prostate cancer] and later my … Continue reading

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364. Memories That Bring Tears To Your Eyes And Praise To Your Lips. A Personal Reflection. 2Corinthians 12:9

We humans are funny creatures and we are all so very different. I was reflecting on this a few days ago when I was thinking of how certain dates can become so significant in our lives as individuals. Significant things … Continue reading

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