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.

Healing Our Wounds

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

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.

Finding

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

Seeking...

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

Labor

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

The Mind

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

The Heart

In our heart we find our inmost spiritual connection to God.

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.

Setbacks

When we grieve, for a while shock protects us from the reality of death and the enormity of our loss. But one day the shock of what’s happened to us – whether suddenly or over time - wears off and life begins to seem a little more real again. When gradually we return more to the dailiness of our life, we sense deep within a challenging imbalance - we’re clinging desperately to the past, yet we’re alive in the present, and at the same time we’re anxious about the future without the one we love. We're especially vulnerable to the inevitable setbacks of our individual grief.

Anxious about Everything

When we grieve most of us easily succumb to anxiety which, at its essence, is chronic worry.

Green Light

When we're in the throes of our deepest grief often we forget that God is for us.
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