Tag Archives: sorrow

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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A Celebration of Sorrow

Regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, geography, politics, prosperity or the lack thereof, it hurts to lose a loved one and sympathy should transcend. Continue reading

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A Tender Helplessness

When a loved one dies, it isn’t explanation and purpose that we want; what we really want is to have that person back. So what can we do? Continue reading

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Filling the Empty Spaces

To celebrate our blessings even while acknowledging our sorrows and losses is a good and loving way of honoring all those that we love. 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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Conflicted Lives

I have sometimes wondered what horrific anguish that must have been for Adam and Eve, to stand at the grave of their son and know that he died at his own brother’s hand. Continue reading

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To Honor Those We Lose

Though none can know the pain
exactly as it feels to you,
they know keenly that you feel it
and the ache they share is true. Continue reading

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A Sharing of Grief

In the aftermath of our greatest tragedies, it is not explanation that is most needed; it is the expression of love in comfort and sharing. Continue reading

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The Sharing of the Centuries

For all of those who have shared, and will continue to share in these expressions of love and mercy, I give thanks. Continue reading

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