Stories

Refuge in Grief

Refuge in Grief God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore… –Psalm 46:1-2a The marquee, at the entrance of a Baptist church daycare center where I took my firstborn, featured the above words from Psalm 46. Every single word penetrated my heart, soul, and mind—God/our/refuge/ strength/ present help/trouble/therefore… The marquee…
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Grief- New You, New Friends

Grief- New You, New Friends nger strangers…. More than once or 294 times my colleagues and I have been asked, “How can you do this grief work all the time?” The down-to-earth reply is, “Because we meet the most compassionate, authentic, and spiritual women and men.” The wide-as-the-heavens reply is, “With the gifts God has…
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Stories Bind A Broken Heart

Stories Bind A Broken Heart “Tears shed in private are the most honest prayers.” Awakened in the August night by my Grandmother Naomi’s weeping, I remembered that she had shared this thought with me years before. The recollection transformed my fear, sense of helplessness, and own sadness into a holy moment. Wrapped between soft sheets…
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