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The Group Experience:  Widows Path Postcards Group -  $59.99
Do you long to find Purpose, Progress, and Hope for this new chapter of your life called widowhood?  
Join me for 7 weekly sessions that will take you from grief to growth, from loss to life as we go through my book, "Postcards from the Widows Path" together. This more than a Bible study--more than information--it's transformation! Better than lunch with friends--it's a banquet of God's amazing love for widows.
I know by experience that you are facing one of the hardest challenges a woman will ever face. And I also know that God’s Word in the Book of Ruth can help you like it has so many others. I’ve seen it happen!
“Postcards from the Widows Path” is a great guidebook. And now I can help take you to a new level by offering this 7-week interactive Zoom group using “Postcards…”. Join the next cohort today and discover the extraordinary things God does for widows, including y-o-u. Better than a weekend away from your worries, this is 7-weeks of wonderful fellowship tailored to your unique path. 
TIME:  60-80 minute sessions will be on Thursdays at 8:00 pm (Eastern. That's 7:00 Central, 6:00 Mountain; 5:00 Pacific) 
DATES:  May 2 - June 13
PLACE:  On Zoom. 
Group size is very limited to allow for in-depth discussion. Questions? Click the Contact button above. 
Registration: $59.99. To register, click here for the registration form. (Please don't be confused, the time on the registration form is wrong. Our meeting time will be 8 p.m. Eastern time, not 11 a.m). Payment isn't due until after your registration is confirmed, and then you have a choice of payment options: mail a personal check, Zelle through your bank, or a PayPal invoice sent to your email that you can pay with a credit card. Money-back guarantee if you don't agree that you've seen real progress, refreshment and renewal!
Book: $14.99, if you don't already have one, please order on my website to get a brand new copy directly from me. I don't sell on Amazon.  
I hope our paths will cross,
Posted By: 4/8/2024 9:43:46 AM

Widows Conference in Texas
Are you in Texas or near enough to Dallas airport?
My friends at A Widows Might are holding their 8th annual event! What a great opportunity!  
The following is from their website so be sure to click the link below to get all the info and to register. I have a daughter getting married that week, but I hope you can go! 
APRIL 16 – 18, 2024
On APRIL 16 - 18, 2024 we will be hosting our eighth annual AWM Hope™ Conference/retreat. Our theme this year will be focused on being Anchored in Hope as we continue to fulfill God's purpose for our lives. As with our other AWM Hope™ Conferences/retreats, there will be great times of worship and fellowship, interspersed with valuable information geared towards helping us grow and move forward in our journeys.
LOCATION: We will be returning to the beautiful, serene lakeside Camp Copass in Denton, Texas, just 25 minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth airport.
Camp Copass
8200 E McKinney St
Denton, TX 76208
We are excited to announce that, thanks to our generous sponsors, we are once again able to offer a reduced cost. Our three-day AWM Hope™ Conference costs include the three-day event, deluxe accommodations for two nights, and all meals. The Early Bird rate (until March 1, 2024) is $325 double occupancy or $450 single occupancy. (All rooms have two queen size beds).
It is incredibly helpful to be in community with other Christian women, walking through a similar journey of widowhood, who are seeking to honor and glorify God with their lives. In just a few short days you will form friendships that will encourage and strengthen you for years to come!
Posted By: 2/22/2024 2:57:09 PM

Hope for A Lonely, Silent Night
Well---deep breath---it's almost Christmas Eve.
It seems like some have been dreading this time, carrying it like a heavy barbell for months. For others, grief is so recent, it feels like the reindeer have trampled your heart instead of your rooftop. And some are choosing to acknowledge that although life is different, in many ways it's not diminished; they see surprising insights, miracles and unexpected kindnesses.
But for all who grieve, the spectre of loneliness stands at attention, waiting and ready to step alongside and wrap its icy fingers over our eyes so that all we see is darkness, all we hear is our own heartbeat. If loneliness is within reach of you today, I urge you to focus on all that God has given us this Christmas instead.
Think of at least three things, and be thoughtful about it since they might not come to mind right away. Email them to me if you'd like; I, for one, always love to hear from you; when you write to me because it's also a gift to yourself. Like a lifesaver, good words can keep you from going down.
Christmas is all about Emmanuel---Our God Is With Us. That's the good news of Christmas Eve. And as you consider and wonder about all the why's and why not's of this Christmas, may the mysterious hope of God reaching down to us with His most precious gift become a sacred fragrance of worship and renewal.
May God grant you kindness and rest along your path, dear widow,
Posted By: 12/23/2023 12:58:49 PM

The Price of Love - my story on a podcast
Well, this was something! My first podcast! How'd I do? I'd love to hear your feedback, but more importantly, I'd love to hear your story. Let's talk sometime!
Scroll down to Podcast 75 for my story, hosted by KaryAnn Newby-Wilcox
Posted By: Ferree 11/27/2023 8:28:53 PM

A Quiet, Steady Voice to Help You Pick Up the Pieces
Have you suffered loss, grieved well, and now stand ready to rebuild your life?
Or . . . maybe you don't even know where to even start.
Contact me.  
I help widows, and others who have endured loss, with coaching tailored to their personal needs. You matter to God, and you matter to me. I, too, have known . . .

  • the profound loneliness and heartache of widowhood
  • the secondary losses of career and my family
  • the complications, setbacks, and crises of relocation
  • rejection
  • loss of faith
  • and betrayal
God has helped me. "He comforts us in all our sorrows so that we can comfort others." I can help you discover your God-given inner strengths and resources for rebuilding your life.
I’ve been blogging for widows since 2010 and my book, “Postcards from the Widows’ Path—Gleaning Hope and Purpose from The Book of Ruth,” has helped thousands. I write magazine columns, help start widow groups, and lead my own groups. I help with widow retreats like Widows Link and Widows Journey. I have a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute and was a pastor's wife for over twenty years before my first husband died.
But touching one life at a time is what matters most to me. That's my greatest strength: I'm a quiet, steady voice when your world spins out into chaos.
Let's talk. Please contact me for a free consultation. I’d love to hear your story and talk with you. There's life after death, believe me. Together we can begin to discover it and tap into your new hope, purpose, and joy. 
Posted By: Ferree 9/21/2023 12:15:13 PM

Ferree Hardy11/29/2023 2:18:55 PM
Thank you Sue! It's been a struggle this year, I've felt very scattered, but this finally feels like I'm getting some traction. Can't wait to see you in March at Widows Journey Retreat!

Suzanne Bowles11/28/2023 3:06:06 PM
So glad you are back online! Your various ministries are such a blessing for widows.

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