A Guide in Grief's Shadow

This week's video blog follows up on our discussion from last week. Here's what we'll cover in this ten-minute post: The stages of grief What to say--and what NOT to say-- when responding to those experiencing loss Everyone grieves differently Long term recovery goal is NOT forgetting, but remembering How professionals…

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Autumn’s Farewell Kiss

Summer’s decaying remains crunched under Fran’s back as she settled onto the forest floor beside her granddaughter. A wraith-like arm emerged from the quilted bundle snuggled against her shoulder. “Look, Gram.” Harley raised her twiggy finger as if it outweighed her and air-traced the looming trunks upward. “Like we’ve seen so…

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Facing a Dead End? Check Out this Inspiring Book!

  Extended unemployment. Health issues. Relational stalemates. Sometimes life seems to mire us in a quicksand where our efforts sink in futility. We lose sight of dreams which once gleamed on the horizon. Mud seeps into our ears, muffling attempts at encouragement from those whose understanding we've begun to question. Doubts pull against…

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Strong Fragrance for Christ

"Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume;…

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My Post-Bucket List

Some vow to scale a cliff, visit a world wonder, or learn five languages. Others plan to taste exotic delicacies or indulge in the arts. Aimed toward travel, achievement, or adrenaline-laced adventure, most call these goals a bucket list. This litany of tasks aspires to define the completeness of one's life. Measure the…

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Outcry for a Savior

"Hosanna!"Dust rolled up from the shuffle of thousands of sandals. Fresh cut palm fronds mingled a clean scent with the sweat of bodies pressing closer to the road. Tattered cloaks flew overhead like banners unrolling across the spring sun. Kings went to war in this season, returning on a donkey to…

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