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Suicidal Impact By: Jacqui Odell
I arrived at work that night as always: rushed, tired, frustrated, like most of us seem to be these days. I took it for granted that it would be just another night at work; that nothing would change, that everyone and everything, was fine. But I quickly learned everything wasn't ...
An Unexpected Letter By: LeAnn R Ralph
It was a couple of weeks after Christmas, and I was standing by my mailbox in the vestibule of the apartment building where I lived in Lexington, Kentucky, holding a letter I had just received. The handwriting was not familiar and neither was the return address, although it was postmarked ...
Is God Just By: Patricia Nordman
?For Christ also suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God" (1 Peter 3:18).Always in sorrow God's love and justice are questioned. How could a good God be so cruel and so uncaring of those made in His image? Indeed, if He knew ...
Dying Not Me Why You Should Plan for Transition By: C BaileyLloyd
Remember the Eulogy projects we had to write back in High School? Death is a tough subject to broach, and many would rather deny death then embrace it. Someone once said, "...There are only two guarantees in life: Death and Taxes." How true is this phrase? ...
Cherish Your Life This Darling Little Girl Never Had the Opportunity to Do That By: Gary Simpson
Flicking through the last few pages of our local newspaper this morning I was attracted to a small one inch by two-inch photograph of a gorgeous little girl. Initially, I thought it was a birthday notice. You know - the ones that people put in when somebody turns 21 or ...
Cultivate a Friendship with Death By: Tim Ong
Why We Fear Death"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark." - BaconThere may be a thousand reasons why we fear death, but most of all we fear death because we fear the unknown, and death is an unknown entity to most people. We fear that dying ...
Loss Part One What Types of Loss By: Fritz Brunner
?There is no real way to deal with everything you lose.? Joan Didion, from an interview in the San Francisco Chronicle, January 6, 2004. What are the areas of loss? Here are some examples of loss. It is not a complete list; we can all add to it from personal ...
You Can Help A Grieving Heart By: Alice Wisler
Oh, we can talk about the best cold medications and if cherry cough syrup tastes better to kids than orange. We can recommend preschools and sneakers. But the hardest part of parenting is the least often discussed. The roughest aspect of being a parent is losing a child.Then we clam ...
Trusting God When Life Becomes Too Real By: Denise Raterta
A teenager drowned in the sea during a Church youth camp. A large group of believers who gathered for a pastors? convention were all killed in a hotel fire accident. A faithful and talented evangelist acquired acute diabetes and had to have both his legs amputated. A ...
For Love of Ghosts By: Robin Renee Bridges
I was thirteen years old when I saw my first ghost. It was at my maternal grandmother's funeral. It was a sunny summer morning. Here in North Carolina the mortuary puts a tent over the gravesite to protect the mourners from the summer sun and sudden rain showers. I was ...
Lets Not Forget the Human Side Of Hurricane Katrina By: Mike Makler
While one can never exactly know how another person feels. It is possible to get a sense of how they feel by trying to remember how you felt when you were in a similar situation. It really is amazing how many of us can truly relate to the grief ...
GoodBye GrandMa By: Mariam A Ashour
My dearest Grandma, I will never forget you & sorry that I was not there with you when you passed.Grandma...I can't believe The last kiss, The last "goodbye" was yesterday... Your death was a shock, I know that you are gone for now I really just do not believe how. ...
Is Death Really the End or the Window to A New Beginning By: Laurie Hayes
Earlier this month I learned a dear friend had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. She has been given less than six months to live as the cancer has fully permeated her liver and pancreas.Since the diagnosis, her health has rapidly declined and the hope of realizing several more months ...
Mindfulness and Empathy Using the News By: Maya Talisman Frost
As we watch the news about the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, it is easy to become much more caught up in the horror and anguish part of the disaster instead of the opportunity to deepen our own ability to feel empathy and act purposefully.Ironically, just prior to the hurricane ...
Common Ground By: Theodore Sares
Since moving to Northern New Hampshire seven years ago, I have observed an unusually large number of my friends and neighbors, many of who are of so-called Baby Boomer age, dealing with the myriad of issues associated with elderly parents. I have been struck by the great dignity and grace ...
Helping a Friend Who is Coping With Anticipatory Grief By: Harriet Hodgson
Friends share their lives with each other. You swap stories, laugh at silly jokes, and discuss tough issues. Whether it's before death or after, no issue is tougher than grief. "Close friends can make the critical difference in our coping with grief," writes Judy Tatelbaum in ...
Should We Be Forgiven for Growing Old By: Rodney Robbins
Friday, I went to the doctor's office to have six precancerous lesions frozen off my face. Sunday night, I "slept" at the ER with a high temperature and horrible pain from my stomach to my kidneys. I am 45 years old. Old enough, I suppose, to feel death watching me, ...
Why Does God Allow Suffering By: Marsha Jordan
Justin was a typical ten year old boy. He liked Leggos, trains, and watching TV. He had red hair, freckles, and a huge smile. Justin was a great kid and everybody loved him. Because of cancer, he didn't live to see his eleventh birthday. His ...
Then I Dreamed By: Patricia Nordman
"Then [I] dreamed..." (Genesis 28:12).About four months after our son died I wrote a booklet titled GRIEF. Two years later I received a letter from a publisher accepting it and saying they felt it would help many grieving people. What I remember about the afternoon I received the letter was ...
Terminal Illness Death and Grief By: Lorraine Kember
No one likes to think about illness and death, when we are well, we feel invincible and there is nothing that can prepare us for the shock and devastation of a terminal diagnosis. The knowledge that we can no longer take our lives or the lives we share with ...
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