Getting Out of Bed in the Morning: Reflections of Comfort in Heartache

Getting Out of Bed in the Morning: Reflections of Comfort in Heartache

by Alice Wisler

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ISBN-13: 9780891127550
Publisher: Leafwood Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 259 KB

About the Author

In 1997, Alice J. Wisler's four-year-old son, Daniel, died after eight months of vigorous cancer treatments. In his memory, Alice founded Daniel's House Publications, a grief organization, to help other parents cope with death. Through this organization, she created Writing the Heartache Workshops geared to help others discover the benefits of writing from losses. She travels the country speaking and teaching at grief conferences and seminars. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Preface 13

Introduction 15

Section 1 Sustained to Weep

1 Tears as Food 23

2 Call It Grief 27

3 Why Me? 31

4 That Face of Anger 34

5 Anger Revisited 38

6 Have I Been Forsaken? 41

7 Rescue Me! 44

Section 2 Sustained to Nurture

8 Gentleness Mixed with Mercy 50

9 Loving Me! 54

10 Adapting 57

11 Letting Go 62

12 Forgiving Myself and Others 65

13 Renewing My Mind 69

14 Resting 73

15 Our Daily Bread 77

16 I Choose to Trust 82

17 Laughter 87

18 Finding Traces of Beauty 90

Section 3 Sustained to Encourage

19 Being Reached 94

20 Giver of Comfort 97

21 Service to Others 101

22 Simple Actions Bring Sunlight 104

23 Especially for Parents 107

24 No Perfect Life 111

Section 4 Sustained to Thrive

25 Celebrate Life 116

26 God of Mystery 119

27 God of History 123

28 Gratitude! 126

29 Grief as a Gift 129

30 Asking for Wisdom and Courage 132

31 Worship in the Wilderness 135

32 A New Song 139

Section 5 Sustained to Hope

33 Wait with Hope 144

34 Waiting Again 147

35 Growth Charts 150

36 Even When It's Bleak 153

37 Practicing Contentment 156

38 Wherever You Go 159

39 Eternal Hope 162

40 We Are All Pilgrims Here 164

Resources 167

What Helps You Get Up in the Morning? 169

Tips for Writing the Heartache 173

About the Author 175

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Getting Out of Bed in the Morning: Reflections of Comfort in Heartache 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
llwroberts More than 1 year ago
For those who'd rather stay in bed, put this book on your nightstand and read it. As a Christian sojourner, I have walked my own Via Dolorosa. I couldn't imagine during my lowest moments that anyone would understand my pain or sorrow. I would cry myself to bed at night pouring over the Psalms, the only book of the Bible that I had the strength to read. Getting Out of Bed in the Morning: Reflections of Comfort in Heartache will help anyone who loves deeply and grieves deeply. If your pain is so overwhelming that you are having difficulty coping, get this book. God won't abandon you, but having resources to help you through your sorrow can be healing and comforting. I wish I'd had this book to read. I found myself remembering - memories I had actually forgotten, which is a good thing, but without God's healing on my heart, I could have been stuck without experiencing God's power to overcome that pain. Getting out of Bed in the Morning will help anyone who is struggling to get beyond the pain - anyone who wants to give up, or sees no reason to go on living. There can be nothing more painful than losing a child, and while I haven't experienced that, I have come close, walking a road where I wasn't sure of the outcome, and I have lost others in my life through death and divorce. Grief has no preferences for status, race, or gender - it visits all of us at some point. Getting Out of Bed in the Morning: Reflections of Comfort in Heartache will help you to transform your hopeless grief into a grief that will bring healing. I highly recommend Getting out of Bed in the Morning: Reflections of Comfort in Heartache to anyone who is suffering now, to anyone who might suffer in the future, or to anyone who has suffered in the past. Wherever you are on your own Via Dolorosa, you can be encouraged and reminded by Alice J. Wisler's Reflections of Comfort in Heartache that God is faithful, no matter what. Hearing it from someone who has walked that difficult road and loves God even more is a gift worth reading.
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Jocelyn_Green More than 1 year ago
A gift of a book. Born out of her own gut-wrenching loss, Alice gently takes readers by the hand and helps them put one foot in front of the other after dealing with personal loss of some kind. Using biblical truth and hard-earned personal insights, Alice shines light into dark places.