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Sunday’s Coming!



Even if you don’t believe the historical and spiritual narrative, Good Friday is a day of solemn remembrance for everyone. It gives us pause to think about someone so thoroughly committed in his desire to save others, he laid down his own life. And...


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I Miss the Sun

I Miss the Sun

I tore a hole in the Carhartt’s he left behind when I grazed them with a new aggressive blade in my chainsaw. And the catch on the Buck knife he carried the day he died...


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Randy’s Way

The large conversion van pulled into its designated spot beside the church. Two women got out and in synchronized movements, they opened the large side doors and helped Randy’s specialized...


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The Velveteen Rabbit


Where is thy sting, O Death!
Grave! where thy victory?
The clod may sleep in dust beneath,
The spirit will be free!


Both Man and Time have power
O'er suffering, dying men;
But Death arrives, and in that hour
The soul is freed again.


'Tis comforting to think,
When sufferings tire...


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The New Normal Is Kicking My Butt



As a Psychologist, it amazes me how new the topic of grief is in the research. After all, we’ve been dying for a long time. Across the literature scientists indicate that acceptance of death is an important task in normalizing grief. A big problem with that is that we don’t even know what death is until we experience it up close and personal.

Until it's personal, we don't experience death, despite it being all around us. Remember...


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My Grief is Growing



They never told me that grief grows. At least that’s what’s happening to me and it may be growing for you as well. As the days wear on,  I sometimes think I’m going through phases that are tangled and repeating. It's not a stage that...


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RETURN TO HOPE

This year we returned to Hannah’s Hope to buy our Christmas tree. Read what happened last year and the rest of the story about the amazing special thing that happened this year with Hannah’s parents. I’ve known these wonderful parents for three years. They...