Dance With Jesus: From Grief To Grace by Susan B. MeadDance With Jesus: From Grief To Grace by Susan B. Mead

Dance With Jesus: From Grief To Grace

bySusan B. Mead

Paperback | March 31, 2015

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Dance with Jesus: From Grief to Grace is a quick read for the grief-stricken individual who needs to know that God is still alive and restoring His fragile, broken sons and daughters today. Susan Mead tells the story of her personal experience with God after the unexpected loss of her youngest son, when He restored her from broken and bewildered to a vibrant life. Whether a parent or grandparent who has lost a child or grandchild, a sibling who has lost a brother or sister, a son or daughter who has lost a parent, or anyone else facing the aftermath of unexpected loss, Susan's story will provide hope to those looking for any evidence of God to equip them to deal with what seems to be a hopeless situation.
Susan B. Mead, a medical technologist with an MBA, spent 22-plus years in the diabetes sector with Johnson & Johnson prior to founding the blog Agog4God.com, A Gathering of Girlfriends and Guys for God. After Susan lost her youngest son, she came to realize that even when things get broken, discarded, or replaced, people matter most. S...
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Title:Dance With Jesus: From Grief To GraceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 31, 2015Publisher:Morgan James PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1630473073

ISBN - 13:9781630473075

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We had the pallbearers lined up for Kyle's service. Both hockey teams that Kyle had played for were going to be honor guards, and his closest friends were the pallbearers. One of his dearest friends, Steven Robertson, who we call Bub, even flew into Louisiana from Sydney, Australia to serve as a pallbearer for Kyle. And a friend on the Isle of Wight lit a candle for this twenty-year-old young man. How is it that some folks know people all over the world? Even in a short twenty years, Kyle lived-exuberantly!Imagine my horror, then, when I found out that one of Kyle's closest friends, Kenny, had been with Kyle when he purchased drugs which, combined with a beer later that evening, caused respiratory distress, resulting in Kyle's death. Kyle's body was still in Lafayette and the funeral was to be scheduled once he had been released from the morgue and transported up to Shreveport, so timing was still up in the air at that point.I immediately called Matt to say that I could not have Kenny as a pallbearer. Matt's words were simple, eloquent, and have subsequently changed the course of my life: "Mom, God's already forgiven Kenny. You need to too.""Oh, Matthew, I will have to pray about that." And the burden lifted a little. God gave me the grace to forgive Kenny, for Kenny had-and still has-the heaviest load to bear. He carries it each and every day. His friend died. That cannot be changed. But it is our response to an event that shows our character, not the event itself. So how was I going to respond?I called Kenny the next day to let him know how absolutely disappointed I was in the decision that they both made, but Kyle loved him and would want Kenny there for him-and I would be honored for him to be a pallbearer for Kyle. Kenny is doing well to this very day-and served our country with honor. Rejoice!And that's God-pouring His grace out on His children. You see, God knew we both needed His grace-to move from broken to breathing to blessed, free, and forgiven.Personal ReflectionHave you needed to forgive someone? Did you forgive them? Have you prayed to God to lift that burden off of you-and then freely given the load to Him?Did you feel the burden lighten?

Table of Contents

People Matter - Join the Dance How to Use This Book Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Where is Matt? Chapter 2 God Gets His Money Chapter 3 Can't Shoot 'Til Noon Chapter 4 Joanie's In That Box Chapter 5 She's Mine Chapter 6 Big Old Ugly Hairy Spider Chapter 7 Tattoo Taboo Chapter 8 Living to Die At Home Chapter 9 Broken to Breathing Chapter 10 I Taught Him How ... To Dance Chapter 11 He's in My Presence Chapter 12 The Dark and Broken Places Chapter 13 Living And Loving After Losing Chapter 14 My Higher Power is Messing With Me Chapter 15 Carve His Name Chapter 16 Odd or God Chapter 17 That One's Right Chapter 18 Who's She Holding On For? Chapter 19 Big Date Chapter 20 Hold His Hand Chapter 21 You Show Up Chapter 22 A Boy and His Dog About the Author