Other Love

Other love is a self-emptying, surprising kind of love that shows us more of God's love. read more »

Empty Grief

I'm struggling to untangle the complex emotions at the heart of a complicated grief. I realize that what I'm really feeling is empty. read more »

Rebuilding

This story of productivity, change, destruction, and rebuilding is a kind of metaphor for our lives as we grieve the death of one we love. read more »

Reconstruction

As I’ve continued the final clean-out of my mother’s house over the past week, I’ve gone again and again to the toolbox for a hammer, a screwdriver, or some other task-specific… read more »

Remodeling

When we grieve the death of one we love, whether we like it or not we're compelled to remodel our lives. read more »

Destruction

We're called to think and feel beyond the collective statistics of large-scale events of destruction with reverence for life and spiritual respect for the mystery of death. read more »

Counting the Cost

When we grieve the death of one we love, most of us - at some time sooner or later - reach a moment when we realize we must rebuild our lives. read more »

Healing Our Wounds

No disappointment or betrayal in life has the same brute force, the crushing power to wound us as death. 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 »

Finding

As we grieve we spend a lot of thought energy seeking - but what is it we really expect to find? read more »

Seeking...

One of the most puzzling aspects of grief is the ongoing challenge of seeking. read more »

Labor

Grief is our finest, most enduring labor of love - we remember, we honor, we build our life anew for the future. read more »

The Mind

Grief is perhaps the least cerebral experience in all of life. read more »

The Heart

In our heart we find our inmost spiritual connection to God. read more »

The Hand

Our physical hand is perhaps the most tactile part of our body with nerve endings that allow us to feel and touch and sense. read more »

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