Category Archives: Religion

In the Name of God – How Faith Communities Can Support the Bereaved

The words of his story stick in his throat as Roger tries to swallow his emotions.  His wife Elaine has died four months ago; the fresh pain being unleashed as he finds a willing listener in me. Elaine had been … Continue reading

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When Loss Enters Faith

My husband Chris and I watch as our pastor cups his hand into the basin and begins to pour water on our son’s forehead. This is a sacred sacrament, our firstborn’s baptism.  Two years later, another pastor is the only … Continue reading

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Resurrection Robins

It is cold in the house this morning as I leave the comfort of my warm bed and enter the ceramic shower stall. Despite the chill and the fact that I once again don two layers of clothing on April … Continue reading

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Ash to Ash, Dust to Dust

I have a dear friend who is a loving, generous women who is not affiliated with any religious community but whom I describe as a spiritual being.  Then again, all of us are comprised of a physical, emotional and spiritual … Continue reading

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