022 – Joy Comes In The Mourning

Friday, July 13th, right at midnight, Cody and Elaine received a call that Cody’s mother, Delena Carol Johnston, had been found in the driveway and had passed away. This episode was recorded the next day to serve as a time capsule for how Cody felt. This episode is a heartfelt cry to love people and to show them the compassion of Christ.

Carol (Delena) passed away from her heart failing early that morning. She had many struggles: alcohol addiction, fear, anxiety, and depression, but beyond her struggles was a woman who loved God whole-heartedly and wanted the best for her family. She was a good woman who fought hard. She was 53 years of age when she passed.

/ˈmôrniNG/ - the expression of deep sorrow for someone who has died, typically involving following certain conventions such as wearing black clothes.



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  1. Tony Seigrist
    July 17, 2018

    Cody, I’m so sorry to hear this for you all.
    I’m sorry for your loss!
    Thankful for your hope!

  2. Joyce Wilkerson
    July 17, 2018

    Our deepest sympathy! She was an amazing and kind lady. So sorry. Praying for comfort and the Grace of a compassionate Father to overtake you. The John Wilkerson family.

  3. Donnas McGinley
    July 16, 2018

    thank you for sharing your heart. You spoke a message we all need to hear. May God give you peace and comfort. She knew you loved her completely. She was just broken…..as we all are in some way. God’s grace is greater than our brokenness.

  4. Jeannie Burnett
    July 16, 2018

    Beautiful tribute to your mom. Eric and I are praying for you, that the Comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you, Elaine, and your dad during this time.

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