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These days everyone is busy. Ask anyone you haven’t seen in awhile how they’ve been and they’re likely to answer, “busy!”. This won’t be a surprise to most, but something that I didn’t expect in the...



Shattered pages….

I watch as the pages fall as if everything is in slow motion. The highlighted pages look like autumn leaves as they flutter to the floor. On the wall, there is a slight indention left by the spine. The spine had broken on impact releasing the pages into the air. On the floor lies what was once a source of comfort but had been turned into an object of wrath...


We all hope that we will live together with our loved ones – and die together with them. Sometimes, however, fate is not together with us – and our loved one is suddenly no longer with us. They have gone into a world where we can’t reach them, and all that remains in this world for us are their ashes.

If only we could carry their ashes with us every day, remembering...


My daughter Helen, mother of my twin grandchildren, died 11 years ago. The 10th anniversary of her death was especially hard and I’m not sure why. I only knew that Helen wasn’t part of my life. Death robbed me of a future with her, a painful truth I face each day.

I wasn’t just grieving for my daughter. Three more family members died the same year—my father-in-law, my brother...


We are created by God with the ability and urge to cry when our emotions move us, so shedding tears must be an important part of being a human being - a person composed of a body and a soul made in the image and likeness of God.



People are us how we're doing. How are we supposed to answer that one? "I'm fine," is a typical response, even though that might be the opposite of how we feel. 


From the...


Grief is exhausting. Missing someone can be incredibly draining. Everything seems like a solo climb of Mount Everest. 

From the Grieving Heart...



Do you ever run across something that seems like a “wink from Heaven?” ~  uniquely designed to warm your soul and let you know all is good with a family member or friend who has gone to be with the...



When we get hit by loss, our entire being feels the shock. We can feel like we're somehow disappearing, like shadows in the night.  



Some losses change everything. We're not the same people we used to be. How could we be?

From the Grieving Heart:

Since you left, I'...


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