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Sifted: Diary of a Grieving Mother

Karen Harmening

The death of a child.

Bearing the unbearable.

A Journey of faith.

The complex questions, experiences, and emotions that accompany grief are painfully isolating. Seize this rare opportunity to intimately journey alongside a grieving mother through the first seven years of grief. Candidly confront many painful yet common struggles of grief, and reconcile shattering loss with faith in God

June 8, 2017, Scott and Karen Harmening's seventeen-year-old daughter, Sarah, was killed in a tragic church bus crash outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Scott was driving behind the bus and watched helplessly as it crossed into the adjacent lane striking another vehicle, sharply overcorrected, and then flipped across the interstate.

After crawling through the wreckage to get to Sarah, he frantically called Karen to tell her to pray for Sarah who was pinned beneath the wreckage. Karen and their remaining daughters prayed together and hurriedly began the three-and-a-half hour drive from Huntsville, Alabama, to Scott and Sarah; only to learn upon their arrival that Sarah had died hours before.

Karen, a Christian writer and blogger, immediately began writing to process the excruciating questions, experiences, and emotions that accompany the death of a child; Sifted is the collected work of seven years of writings.

With raw honesty, explore the depths of the valley of the shadow of death with her to reconcile shattering loss with faith in God. Witness the unexpectedly sweet mingling of sorrow with hope and peace. And discover, deep in the shadowed valley, a costly joy rendered by sorrow so pure and precious that it is "inexpressible and full of glory."


    One hundred entries written over a span of seven yearsEach entry is a transparent account of wrestling through a specific question, experience, or struggle related to griefEntries may be read in chronological order or topically by using the included topical indexIf you are grieving-read and be encouraged you are not aloneIf you love someone who is grieving-read to better understand suffering and griefIf you love stories of faith triumphing in adversity-read and be blessed

Explore topics such as:

    Understanding GriefHard Questions Like "What If?" and "Why?"Surviving the Many Hard Days and DatesFinding HopeFinding JoyLoneliness and AbandonmentSpiritual WarfareWill It Ever Get Better?

Book Details

  • Publisher: Little Cricket Books
  • Publish Date: Jun 4th, 2024
  • Pages: 436
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.94in - 1.65lb
  • EAN: 9798990551503
  • Categories: Death, Grief, BereavementChristian Living - Death, Grief, BereavementDeath, Grief, Bereavement

About the Author

Harmening, Karen: - As a bereaved mother, former nurse, and chaplain, Karen Harmening intimately understands grief and suffering and the many complex emotions and struggles that accompany them. As a Christian teacher, writer, and blogger she is passionate about caring for hurting and grieving people. She longs for others to find and know the comfort, peace, and hope that have sustained her in her suffering-the sure and certain Hope of God.