Tag Archives: grief

In the Wake of Bitter News

Even in the aching numbness of loss, let us remember–and cherish–the amazing power of love. Continue reading

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A Simple Sharing

We may be shaped by grief and sorrow, but we can choose the form of that shape; even in our pain we can gain greater caring for others and refuse to be defined by our scars. Continue reading

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Of Grief and Pain, Loss and Hope

Some deaths are tragic, some horrific, some a welcome release. Even in the release, there is loss and sorrow. Continue reading

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Through the Panes

Sometimes trying to comfort a crying teenager can be a risky choice. Not trying might not be a good choice, either… Continue reading

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A Greater Sharing

The depth of our relationships is formed by the depth of our sharing. In both tears and laughter, we grow closer to each other… and to our Savior. Continue reading

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Stevie Nicks & The Old Rugged Cross

A funeral playlist of fine old gospel and Stevie Nicks sure speaks of an interesting life, don’t you think? Continue reading

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Sharing in Chicago

We weep with those who weep, rejoice with those who rejoice, sometimes in spaces so close it seems as if the same voice… Continue reading

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My First Poetry Book

I am happy to announce that after thirty years of serious writing, my first poetry book has been published. Continue reading

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Of Memory and Monuments

It is not truly honoring those we have lost when we become more focused on our own grief than on those most treasured memories. Continue reading

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An Agonizing Victory

Shot in the face and left for dead, Amanda Simpson not only survived, she left the hospital in time to attend the funeral of the man she loved. Continue reading

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