Searching, Seeking

When we're seeking rather than searching, we're about something deep and intentional.

God With Us

God is with us as we grieve - as we remember, as we memorialize, as we live a life of rich, unbroken heritage in the love of those now lost to us in death.

Unison

There's perhaps no experience in all of life more atonal than grief.

Crossroad

When we begin the journey through grief we look up one day from our pain and sorrow and find we're on a new path in life.

Grief Fatigue

The almost surreal fatigue of mind, body, and spirit that engulfs us when one we love dies often lingers longer than we'd like to think.

Grief Speak

Likely most of us have heard or read well-intentioned expressions of sympathy couched I "grief speak" that did little or nothing to comfort us.

Convention

We live in a society that easily conforms to convention, especially when someone dies.

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.

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.

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 equipment. There’s a bit of deconstruction – pulling out wall hooks, taking apart beds, unscrewing a few things permanently installed – that are usually part of emptying a space. Every time I open the box and reach for one of my father’s tools I smile and think of his strong conviction that everyone should have “a little tool kit”.

Remodeling

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

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.
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