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Mountain Top Moments

“Sometimes just looking up and out brings the gift of healing.” Continue reading

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Forever Young – Grieving the Passage of Time

I see the picture of the three of us. Framed in silver, it sits on the marble-top console table that had been my grandmother’s. I mention the picture when it catches my eye as I sit in my mother’s living … Continue reading

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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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Hang on to HOPE – The Sun is Shining Somewhere

I am grieving the lack of sun and terribly depressed. My fingers are numb and I can’t feel the rest, even though my body is fully dressed.  Those around me stay cheerful and recite the lines that the sun is … Continue reading

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Fully Alive While Waiting

There are a number of bracelets on her emaciated left wrist; some with crystal beads strung on elastic, another with tiny crosses and charms.  The purplish-pink one with the letters DNR is the one I notice first.   We are visiting … 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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Lazy Days and Losing the Right Things

Washing on Monday, writing on Wednesday – I don’t make a predetermined schedule for my week, as some of my friends do.  I like being organized; however, and crossing things off of my “to do” list, but I have really lost that ability this … Continue reading

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