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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Pause to Grieve

This week as we again commemorate the events of 9/11/2001, many of us will pause to grieve the people and places and ideals that were lost to us on that horrible, fateful day. read more »

Remembering...Again

As we grieve, our experience of remembering slowly shifts. It takes on a rhythm of its own. read more »

Occasions

Earth Day, Arbor Day, yet another wedding Anniversary - the occasions of April that, for me, are heavy laden with beauty, joy, and sorrow. read more »

Hidden in Plain Sight

Sometimes I’m struck by certain scriptures that give us a better, deeper insight into the nature of God. read more »

Remembrance

On remembrance days, we are easily engulfed by a tidal wave of emotions, as often our grief is renewed and revisited. read more »

View from the Mountain

When we’ve lived - even if only for a while - on top of life’s most beautiful mountain with the one now lost to us in death, grief may seem like a free-fall into the ordinariness of life. read more »

On Love and Grief

The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately 190 million valentines are sent in the United States each year. read more »

Why do we grieve?

If you’re grieving the death of someone you love, you’re searching for answer to some of life’s most challenging questions, including the ‘why?’ of death. read more »