Some Leave

Loss  turns everything upside down;  nothing seems right.

Some leave those who grieve, despite feeling it’s wrong to walk out the door.

They are sorry; however, the chaos of loss seems too hard to manage.

There’s truth in the hardness of it all.

It’s difficult to navigate the changes which loss creates.  The changes become loss for others.

Even, so.

There are those, some least expected, who  stay, believing there will be future days to fly and soar.

It’s part of the story of any who have experienced loss, including mine.

Loss became a powerful teacher in my life.

I realized people need to be taught to stay, to fight for one another, to believe there’s more to the story.

A community of faith, you and I, needs to learn this lesson.   We need to be the ones who stay, anchoring ourselves deep into the love and grace of Christ, unwilling to let the storm of loss to overpower and even destroy.  At the end of the day, we really do need one another.

This is hope–Kerrie

The WORD picture of hope:

Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Christmas at RDC was a gift, revealing how our new church is becoming an authentic community of faith.

Shelly Mackerell, a great photographer, took some pictures at RDC a couple of weeks ago.

madelyn-and-her-bunny-richard syd-and-her-dog-at-church girls-and-their-stuffed-animals-at-churchgirls-and-us-at-christmas-2016-rdc-1

Contact Information:
Rev.  Kerrie L. Palmer
1219 3rd St NW  Salem  97304
PO Box  5985 Salem OR 97304


Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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