Grief Delayed

When tragedy and disaster cause the death of a loved one or destroy our home and property, circumstance usually allows little time to do...

The Faith of Grief

The hardscrabble faith of grief is altogether different from an unbruised faith that has not been tried and tested by a firsthand...

Thousand-Person Army

When we take ourselves out of the crosshairs of daily life and gradually begin to focus again on life going on around us, this is a sure...

The Penny

As I returned to my car from a quick stop at the drug store, I happened to look down at the pavement and saw a penny. Though it was dirty,...

Reflexive God

No matter where we live or when we were born, we are part of a generation of amateur fixers. There is at least one hardware or home...

Colorblind

Amid the current protests, grief, and calls for equality and justice for all, I am thinking about my father. Born into a blue-collar family...

Intermittent Grief

At the first meeting I attended after the death of my mother, I remember thinking how good it felt to be part of something larger than...

Hidden in Plain Sight

Sometimes a new perspective on a single word or idea can penetrate our uneven grief emotions and get our attention in an unexpected way. It...

Unison Grief

Beyond the definition of a commonwealth as a federation of states, it is also any group of persons united by some common interest. In the...

Where is God?

When a virus erupts, causes a pandemic, and brings the entire world to its knees, there are only questions—what caused this, why,...

Don't Miss the Spring

At this time of unprecedented crisis the entire world is single-minded in its focus on the prevention and containment of the coronavirus....

Confronting Fear

In his book A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis wrote, “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” And though fear is a normal part of...
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