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A coffee tin can be used for many purposes. Susan Glover chose the most sacred of purposes for her coffee tin.

Grief and Hope

Susan Glover goes deep into a grief observed and writes about a real hope that surprised and sustained her in the hardest year of her life. Hope is precious. You can go for forty days without food, three days without water and about eight minutes without air, but you don’t want to go for a single second without hope.

I walked with Susan and her husband Brian in his battle with a brain tumor. Many times the three of us prayed and believed together.

Brian passed away in December 2019. Susan wrote a letter to Brian most everyday in the year following his passing. It’s a courageous. compassionate choice to make those intimately personal letters public.


Reading her book brought tears and in some places, a chuckle. I realized those are grief’s full gamut of emotions.

Susan blends the love of a wife and the skill of a writer, with the raw honesty of vulnerability to become a companion for anyone facing loss.

Those who grieve need a friend who understands. Susan is that friend.

A Coffee Tin Full of Ashes is a gift from her heart. As you read, you may feel inclined to pause and press the opened pages of a particular section over your heart. It won’t be surprising if you do that more than once.

I highly recommend you purchase a copy of Susan’s book. Available on Kindle or paperback.

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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