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SEARCH-FINDERS OF CALIFORNIA, INC.
P.O. Box 24595
San Jose, CA 95154-4595
THE ALMA SOCIETY
ALMA National Headquarters
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Radio City Station
New York City, NY 10101-0727
(212) 581-1568 Phone (24hr Answering)
(212) 765-2461 Fax
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON ADOPTION
1930 17th Street NW
Washington DC 20009
SOUNDREX REUNION REGISTRY
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Carson City, NV 89702
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San Clemente, CA 92674
(714) 489-7830 Phone
(714) 489-7836 Fax
(800) 432-FIND (Texas)
Louann Carol, Director of Marketing "Let's Talk Adoption"
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ADOPTION ROOTS & RIGHTS
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For Cancer Strugglers:
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
CANCER INFORMATION SERVICE
The Guide to Intimacy After Cancer
REACH TO RECOVERY
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH
NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF BREAST CANCER ORGANIZATIONS
I'm Alive and the Doctor's Dead by Sue Buchanan, Zondervan
Damaged But Not Broken by Larry Burkett, Moody Press
Conquering Cancer by Dr. Paul Johnson, Zondervan
The Cancer Conqueror by Greg Anderson, Universal Press Syndicate
Encourage Me: Caring Words for Heavy Hearts by Charles Swindoll, Walker and Company
Love, Medicine and Miracles by Dr. Bernie Siegel, Harper &. Row
Anatomy of an Illness by Norman Cousins,
The Cancer Answer by Maureen Salaman, Statford Publishers
Food: Your Miracle Medicine by Jean Carver, Harper Collins
An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer by W. John Diamond, Nathaniel Mead and Burton Goldberg, Future Medicine Publishers
The Cancer Industry by Ralph Moss, Paragon Publishers
Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Michael Murray and J. Pizzorno, Prima Publishers
Third Opinion by John M. Fink, Avery Publishers
Eighty percent of wives will become widows.
If you are grieving over the loss of your spouse, it is normal to feel that your life is out of control. You will battle depression and anger. Making decisions will be strenuous. You'll find your energy level is low. All this is natural--and it is temporary. You will regain control of your life.
In processing my own grief and mourning I found Scripture to be such an encouragement! If you have lost a spouse, take heart from God's promises to you:
"Remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. For your Maker is your husband - the Lord Almighty is his name" (Isa. 54:4b-5).
"Do not take advantage of a widow" (Ex. 22:22).
"He defends the cause of the...widow" (Deut. 10:18a).
"Do not...take the cloak of the widow as a pledge" (Deut. 24:17).
"Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the...widow" (Deut. 27:19).
"The Lord sustains the fatherless and the widow" (Ps. 146:9).
"The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help" ( I Tim. 5:5).
Also, see I Kings 17:7-24 for an encouraging story of an encounter between a poor widow and the prophet Elijah, Mark 12:42-44 for Jesus' thoughts on a widow's small gift to the temple, and Luke 18:1-8 for His parable of the persistent widow.
A Grace Disguised by Gerald Sittser, Zondervan
Grief Is a Family Affair by Marilyn Heavilin, Here's Life Publishers
Where is God When It Hurts? by Philip Yancey, Zondervan
When God Weeps by Joni Eareckson Tada, Zondervan
When God Doesn't Make Sense by Dr. James Dobson, Tyndale House
Sandy: A Heart for God by Leighton Ford, InterVarsity Press
Getting to the Other Side of Grief by Susan Zonnebelt-Smenge and Robert C. DeVries, Baker