give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV

Episode 92

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In this Episode, I interview special guest, Peggy Green.  Peggy is a Colorado native, lover of the outdoors, a grief specialist, Mom, author and speaker.  Her mission is to make an impact and help others grieving the loss of a child, especially by suicide.  In our authentic conversation, Peggy shares her God story of overcoming the loss of her two children, one in an accident and the other by suicide.  She also shares ministering words to help those who have lost a child to help them heal to move and also discusses her “Grief to Healing” Program, which she offers as a resource.

In This Episode:

  • Peggy is a Colorado native, a lover of the outdoors, a grief specialist, a mom, an author, and a speaker.
  • Sharing our stories is one form of evangelizing because it is an inspiration and sets the example for others and lets them know that God is there. 
  • Peggy shares her “Grief to Healing” God Story. 
  • In 2018 her son passed away by suicide and that catapulted her to where she is now and deepening her journey with God. 
  • As each important person in her life passed away she turned more and more to God. She knew she couldn’t do it by herself and asked God for healing. God has helped her make it through all these losses. 
  • Everything in her past is what has prepared her to make it through the trauma and tragedy of her son’s death. 
  • There are 3 phases to move from grief to healing – acceptance, understanding your fear, and recovery in four areas of health – your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. 
  • Sadly suicide statistics are on the rise. Suicide is the leading cause of death in males 18–24. Mental health continues to be an issue. 
  • God also worked through her writing and she has a message to share with others.
  • Prayer is very helpful. Being in nature, walking, and hiking are her opportunities to hear God’s voice and talk to him. God wants us to share where we are. Journaling has also been a huge part for her. 
  • To let go of that pain and open up and let God be the one to help us heal is huge. Reaching out to people who are experiencing loss after that two-week period is often more recognized. 
  • If you are going through grief you don’t need to do this alone. 

Quotes:

  • “Sharing our stories is one form of evangelizing because it is an inspiration and sets the example for others and lets them know that God is there.”  – Peggy Green
  • “Now I have been able to pull together all the tools and resources that God has given me to be able to help me to help others.”  – Peggy Green
  • “To let go of that pain and open up and let God be the one to help us heal is huge.”  – Peggy Green
  • “If you are going through grief you don’t need to do this alone.”  – Peggy Green