A Weeping Christian: When Faith and Grief Collide

A blog by Kimberly Crumby

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When You Have to Let Go

This morning in our church’s life group, we read the account of Abraham being told to take his son Isaac and offer him as a sacrifice. This story has always caused me some angst; I vividly remember learning about this as a child and wondering how Isaac must have felt watching his father lift up […]

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Hope Springs Eternal

Hope… such a little word for such a huge concept. This life can just leave us feeling as though it is one always going to be one long, dark winter-dry, gray, bare, and bitter. But then, we catch a tiny glimpse of spring with its new life appearing. I notice the tree in our front yard with tiny […]

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Final Hours

On this day six years ago, we knew we were most likely spending our final hours here on earth with our daughter. Even now, there are times when I still don’t quite believe it happened, but there’s always a harsh return to reality. I remember being so frightened- almost to the point of not being able […]

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To the One Who First Called Me Mommy

My sweet girl, I vividly remember the moment I found out you were on your way. I was beyond thrilled, a little surprised, and a lot scared. As the months slowly drifted by, I became less and less sure that, at age 25, I was really grown up enough to have my own baby. I […]

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Five Years

Five years ago tonight, we were living through the longest hours of our lives. Our daughter- our sassy little warrior princess- was slowly getting closer to slipping into eternity. I really can’t describe what it’s like to watch as a doctor removes a breath-giving tube from your child’s throat…knowing that it most likely means the […]

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The Sting of Death

“In a moment, in the twinkling of any eye… death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”. I Corinthians 15:52, 54-55 We all have verses that are especially close to our hearts. I really hold tightly to those God-breathed words that remind me this isn’t […]

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When a day is full of joy and pain…

*Disclaimer- this was originally intended for last Sunday, but my blog wasn’t cooperating with me. Probably in protest of me ignoring it for so long.     Our beautiful girl has now been on this earth for one whole year. In the blur of sleep-deprived nights, job changes, and just the busyness of life, it […]

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It is Well

  Almost 4 1/2 years ago, I sat in a pew with my husband’s arm locked tightly around me. I still could not quite believe I was looking at a child-sized casket… and stranger still the knowledge that it held my precious child. The memories of that day are somewhat hazy, but I know I […]

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Mess (5 Minute Friday)

  This day, like so many others, is full of messiness. I noticed it as soon as I finally talked myself into beginning the journey from the bed to the shower. A project I started a week ago- the bi-annual switching to the next season’s clothes- still not completed as evidenced by the big, plastic […]

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Forever

What has quickly become one of my favorite songs…“Forever” by Kari Jobe “The moon and starts they wept, the morning sun was dead, the savior of the world was fallen…his body on the cross, his blood poured out for us, the weight of every curse was broken.” Imagine what his followers must have felt like […]

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