Being Brave in a New World

In today’s world we have a great deal of unexpected Change!

Especially in a world dealing with CoVid & it’s ever evolving variants. Let alone living through the seasons of life.

Today we will look at different ways of coping with unexpected life change.

But first grab yourself a cuppa, get comfy & we’ll begin…


It’s been a huge week for me, actually a huge month & year! How about you? 

Life has been somewhat different to what I had envisioned it to be, especially at this time of my life.

And the journey to get here has taken courage because its been tough.

There has been a lot of grief…for us all!

And I’m not a stranger to grief.

Having walked through the deaths of my daughter, son & late husband.

But there are many different types of grief.

Today we’re reflecting upon the changes that CoVid has brought & how to look after ourselves within those changes…

It’s Okay!

I’d like to share that today I’m dealing with sadness.

As this CoVid lockdown & border closures have prohibited hubby & I from sharing in yet another huge family milestone.

Normally, I’m an eternal optimist & can look at most things through postive lenses.

However with missing out on this event & last month’s which I shared in Letting go of Resentment ...I’m just plain sad!

I’ve tried to be brave for my family but this week it all became too overwhelming & I wept, in fact I spent most of the other day teary.

And you know what! My family understood because they were teary with me!

We cried with each other on our digital devices, both sad & happy tears.

Processing Change

Most times we try to be brave & stoic for our families, not wanting to burden them with our sadness or take away from their joy.

But there are times when we just need to weep with each other because the situation is just sad, very sad!

We’re told in the scriptures that it’s okay to,

“Be happy with those who are happy & weep with those who weep.”

Romans 12:15

And at times that can happen all at once & that’s okay!

Until next time,


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  1. Jennifer, I am so sorry for the sadness you and your family are experiencing. There are days it all can become so overwhelming and sad. Even when our families may be apart for a time, it is a blessing that we can cry and encourage one another to keep taking steps forward. Praying for you all and hoping it won’t be long before you all can get together once again!

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  2. Jennifer, I somehow overlooked this most important post. It is ok to be sad, I get it completely. I am so sorry that you have been forced to miss milestones with your family. We know that Jesus understands our sadness and sorrow and He says that we can cast our cares upon Him. Sending love, hugs, and prayers for you my friend ♥️

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  3. Yes, I hear you about those seasons when we’re just plain sad, Jennifer. It never fails to amaze me how sorrow and joy can mingle …

    May each day that passes give you more hope. All will be well, friend …

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  4. Jennifer, I’ve been feeling that same sadness recently. We are in no way locked down as Australia is. I’ve been thinking of you and praying. It has to be so, so hard. Hang in our Redemption draws near. xo

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  5. Jennifer, I so appreciate your honesty here. Our family has had a difficult year. And through most of it, I’ve maintained a good attitude. But there have been days where I just felt sad and overwhelmed with all the things going on. I’m so thankful our Father sees our tears and captures each one. I’m truly sorry you’re missing out on a special family event. May God comfort you in that.

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  6. Oh, Jennifer! I’m so sorry. It’s been a hard year for me, too, and I’ve spent a few days in tears over seemingly small things. May the joy of the Lord give you strength as you process your sadness.

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