Steady Change

Even though I’m a bit of a technology nerd, I’ve always preferred to keep a small personal notebook for my calendar, addresses,...

Changing Forward

Grief is an inevitable part of both life and death. Since this website was first launched almost ten years ago, the number of people whose...

Other Love

In grief we are very suggestible. Sometimes we take our emotional cues from the relationship of others to the one we grieve who has died....

The Love of God

Love and fear share a polar opposite kinship, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with...

Grief at Lent

Lent is the forty-day period that precedes Easter which is observed by many Christians. It is a time of spiritual introspection and...

Comfort

Comfort is an experience. When we grieve most of us are showered with well-intentioned words meant to comfort us in our loss. Yet sometimes...

Grief in the New Year

“I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy” (John 16:20...

Regifting

Giving something that we have received to someone else is known as regifting, a practice that has been around for a long time but one that...

Celebrate

So, really, how do we celebrate without the one we love? At its best and worst this is an affective time of the year – the signs,...

Transactional Joy

As I was driving back to the airport on a rainy Sunday afternoon after speaking at a Christmas service of remembrance, I saw a drive...

Thanksgiving

On October 3, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issued a Proclamation, “to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a...

Our Saints in Circulation

Because our experience of grief is both intimate and personal, often we memorialize our loved ones more privately than publicly. When we...
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