How to Cope with the Realities of Life

Life’s realities swirl around us all the time. How we handle what comes our way makes all the difference.

Find the Remedy

Storms will quake us

Deaths will shake us

Right down to our core

Illinois view, Photo by Laura Wasson Warfel

Illinois view, Photo by Laura Wasson Warfel

Temptations will find us

Desire will blind us

As we want to even the score

Photo by Laura Wasson Warfel

Photo by Laura Wasson Warfel

Fear will stalk us

Grief will walk with us

In ways we can’t ignore

Chicago at night, Photo by Laura Wasson Warfel

Chicago at night, Photo by Laura Wasson Warfel

Frustrations will trip us

Disappointments will grip us

Leaving our hearts stiff and sore

Photo by Laura Wasson Warfel

Photo by Laura Wasson Warfel

God sees us

Jesus frees us

Filling us with more

“Grace,” Painting by  Sharon Ruane , widow and missionary artist

“Grace,” Painting by Sharon Ruane, widow and missionary artist

Keep going

Keep growing

As you go

Through faith’s open door

Kelley Prayer Chapel at Olivet Nazarene University, Photo by Laura Wasson Warfel

Kelley Prayer Chapel at Olivet Nazarene University, Photo by Laura Wasson Warfel

— Poem by Laura Wasson Warfel, 2019

Laura Warfel is a widow, writer, and follower of Jesus Christ. Her greatest joy is to bring others along with her on her faith journey. In 2015, because of the encouragement of the Launch Out Conference and Jon Acuff, she launched More Than A Widow on Facebook and Twitter. Today she blogs, tweets, and posts to help widows (and those who know them) find encouragement, hope, and resources for the journey. Her goal is to help all widows live beyond the label and live as more than a widow.

Copyright © 2019 by Laura Warfel