Grief is Celebration - Preparation

I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.

Joshua 1:5 NRSV

Holidays: Day 1

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread . . . for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:6 RSV

Holidays: Day 2

Have no dread of them, for the LORD your God, who is present with you, is a great and awesome God.
Deuteronomy 7:21 NRSV

Holidays: Day 3

May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.
Psalm 126:5 NRSV

Holidays: Day 4

“But the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word.”
Matthew 13:22 NRSV

Holidays: Day 5

“Give us this day our daily bread.”
Matthew 6:11 NRSV

Holidays: Day 6

You remember me in everything and maintain the traditions just as I handed them on to you.
1 Corinthians 11:2 NRSV

Holidays: Day 7

Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for him.
Psalm 37:7 KJV