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Songs of Joy in the Valley of Tears is a book for meditation and reflection on grieving experiences. It includes topics we commonly talk about as well as topics we tend to avoid.

Consisting of 84 poems with associated Scriptures, it’s designed to help those of us who mourn enter into Jesus’s presence and find the comfort he promised when he lived among us. (Matthew 5:4)

Preview and purchase Songs of Joy in the Valley of Tears HERE.


  • Good came down at Christmas
    A CHRISTMAS PRAYER Thank you, Father, for your grace, Shown to me in countless ways— Favor, truly undeserved, Full acceptance, unreserved; Forgiveness, free and complete, Though, my errors, I still repeat; Your help in every trouble, Your mercy when I stumble. With a heart of gratitude, I worship you. You are good— God of Truth … Continue reading
  • God is for us no-matter-what
    God is for us no-matter-what When hard things put you on pause, View your blessings, not your loss. It may not be due to flaws; Listen and you’ll know the cause. God is for you no-matter-what. Don’t let your heart dwell on doubt; If you do, you’ll suffer drought. Rise each morning with a shout. … Continue reading
  • What Will We Choose on Thanksgiving Day?
    We can choose to be sad or choose to be glad. By expressing thanks for the blessings we’ve had, Our joy will increase and we’ll conquer disease; Infections weaken when we have inner peace. Even in solitude, we can pursue gratitude, It’s a healthy, life-giving attitude. If we are still breathing, that’s the place to … Continue reading