The Harvest of Grief

The work of grief is a little like farming - it's a hard, daily encounter with uncertainty and the possible outcome of total loss. read more »

The Garden of the Heart

What does the garden of the heart look like, especially as we near the other side of grief? read more »

Still Waters

The psalmist beautifully describes God's presence to us, especially when we grieve, "He leads me beside still waters" (Psalm 233:2 RSV). read more »

Living Water

When I was in school I was at best indifferent to science, especially chemistry. I learned what was necessary to navigate the tests, but I didn’t really "get it", especially the… read more »

The Land of Hope

When we grieve, our journey takes us through the valley of the shadow of death. read more »

Tender Mercy

Love, mercy, and grace – the very best of God, especially when we grieve, “Do not, O LORD, withhold your mercy from me; let your steadfast love and your faithfulness keep me safe forever” (Psalm 40:11 NRSV). read more »

Record Keeping

We're hard-wired to be record keepers. read more »

Fear-less

We're created to be fear-less. read more »

Fear-ful

What does it mean to be fear-ful? read more »

Fear in Grief

Fear is insidious, especially in grief. read more »

Healing from Grief

Is there healing from grief? Do we ever really recover from grief? read more »

How Long Does Grief Last?

Grief is many things, but it is not an on-demand experience. read more »

Grief Delayed

When tragedies and disasterst cause the death of a loved one and destroy our home and belongings, our physical circumstances may allow little time to do the emotional and spiritual work of grief. 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 »

Collective Grief

When an entire community is stunned and shocked by large-scale loss, most recently the explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, a kind of collective grief envelops everyone touched by the tragedy. read more »

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