Category: Faith

Resilience Says Stay Curious

This is part three of the guest blog series on Resilience by Nancy McCranie. This series looks at resilience and explores self-care practices you can use. A basic support for a joyful mind is curiosity, paying attention, taking an interest in the world around you. Happiness is not required, but being curious without a heavy…
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Handling the Holidays

The holiday season can offer a time to reflect and remember and it can be a time of great joy. We at Faith & Grief recognize that when you are grieving, the holidays may also be a difficult time. Here are a few suggestions for handling the holidays when you are grieving. The biggest takeaway,…
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Frog in terrariium

Resilience – Adapt, please?

This is part two of the guest blog series on Resilience by Nancy McCranie. This series looks at resilience and explores self-care practices you can use. The biggest challenge was the frog. A few months after we married, my husband, Bill, and I embarked on an open-ended trip around the world beginning in Mexico and…
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Resilience, Can you Adapt?

To watch her navigate those extremely difficult days was inspirational and instructive.  She embodied the word resilient.

No Winter Lasts Forever

An Interview with Faith & Grief Founder and Author, Fran Shelton about her debut memoir, No Winter Lasts Forever, A memoir of Loving Bob & Loathing Alzheimer’s.

Loving & Losing a Difficult Person – a daughter’s story

My mother was a difficult person. Not only did the world revolve around her, but she could also be mean. But she had a reason. She had an older sister, who was a sweet and pretty child, much beloved. Her sister died of diphtheria when she was two years old, the year before my mother…
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The Next Five Minutes

If you have not prayed for ways to survive the next five minutes, be thankful. I have, and it is tough.

Then, I Asked Daddy

Now that I am no longer in my 20’s, I have seen many stages of life, and I am quite sure I will remember this stage of my life, the end of my father’s life, as one of the most beautiful, dear and sweet times. I have had the opportunity to experience, reflect, and savor what Daddy has taught my children and myself throughout our lives, and how he has helped form us into the people, we are today. The two words that keep coming to my mind are family and community.

Lacy’s Story

The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself—that’s the moment you may be starting to get it right. – Neil Gaiman I saved this Neil Gaiman quote just months after…
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Praying Hard for a Miracle

Written by Amy Wilson Two years ago my husband, Heath, suffered a massive stroke. He spent two weeks on life support before he went home to be with the Lord. We prayed so very hard for a miracle. We waited for the Lord and believed that miracle would come, but it didn’t.  The most difficult…
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