Commonwealth Grief

Beyond its accustomed use to designate a federation of states, a commonwealth is also defined as any group of persons united by some common interest. In the face of senseless violence, tragic death, and random injury, as occurred in recent weeks and days especially in London and Manchester, those of us who are helpless bystanders are most certainly part of a commonwealth. read more »

How to Recover from the Death of a Loved One

Recovery best describes our spiritual and emotional healing from grief. Here are some things that to help in how to recover from the death of a loved one. read more »

Grief Understanding

The journey of grief takes us inevitably through “the valley of the shadow of death” (Psalm 23:4 RSV). We emerge at last from the darkness of grief into the light of new life, our soul restored through the loving care of God’s infinite grace. read more »

The Other Side of Grief

Reconciling our experience of loss and sorrow with the grace of our faith inevitably leads us slowly but surely to the other side of grief. read more »

Restoration

When the careful restoration of our life is at last complete, our grief becomes a precious part of the infrastructure of who we are. read more »

Happiness

As our grief slowly moves beyond the pain of loss and loneliness, often we ask ourselves, “Will I ever be happy again?” read more »

Soaring

When we grieve, somewhere deep within we long to soar again. read more »

Perfect Faithfulness

God is perfect. God is faithful. God’s perfect faithfulness is our one true guide through the valley of the shadow of death. read more »

No Fear in Love

In grief there's a kind of fluid balance between fear and love. read more »

Grief Recovery

What is it about grief that seems so at odds with the notion of recovery? read more »

Stuck

If we're experiencing a kind of mental, emotional, or spiritual inertia, we may be temporarily stuck in our grief. read more »

Clean Break

When our heartbreak comes from a love that's pure, true, and untarnished, putting the pieces of our life back together is a labor of love, the work of grief that honors the love we shared with the one now lost to us in death. read more »

Grief in the New Year

Time does not stand still for those who grieve. read more »

Relief

It's entirely okay to admit we feel relief when the holidays are past, especially when we're grieving. read more »

Christmas

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see – I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.” (Luke 2:10 NRSV) read more »

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