Category: Reflection

The Gift of Lament

A lament is a conversation with God. It may be in the form of a prayer, poem or just a conversation. Lament gives us the opportunity to say all that we need to be said about our loss, sorrow and grief. The exercise below assists you in writing your lament.

Fundraising Madness 2021

    Make a Bracket, Today! Link Here From the minds behind Brackets For Good, predict the 2021 Men’s College Basketball Tournament and earn your favorite 501(c)3 charity up to $2,021 of the available donation prize pool.  Fundraising Madness is just like in the March Madness office pool, but better, your well-crafted bracket could help…
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Stories by Paul Wackym, CCO of Wackym’s Kitchen & our podcast guest

Writing can be a healing tool and provide comfort as we grieve. There is a balm created when we write to express our feeling or to document the events that have shaken and shaped us as we grieve.  Thank you to Paul Wackym of Wackym’s Kitchen for sharing these short stories he wrote, Voices and…
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Taco Tuesday

Thank you for your support of Faith & Grief on North Texas Giving Day. Please download these Comfort for Grief Recipes from Taco Tuesday. They include Citrus Chicken Street Tacos, Taco Tuesday Bake & Grief Cake.

Fish Tales and Grief

by Eric Markinson, Chaplain at CC Young Senior Living and guest on episode three of the Faith & Grief Podcast. Far and away my favorite hymn is “I Love to Tell the Story,” because I believe in the power of story to change, to transform, and to heal. Thanks for the privilege of being able…
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memorialize loved ones

How to Memorialize Loved Ones

“I Will Remember You . . .” The singer-songwriter Sara McLachlan’s song “I Will Remember You,” reminds us that a person’s story has two parts: their memories of us, and our memories of them. You play an important part in telling your loved one’s story after they die. Finding ways to memorialize someone not only…
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Spiritual Practice Mandala

The mandala (Sanskrit for “circle” or “completion”) has a long history and is recognized for its deep spiritual meaning and representation of wholeness. Praying with a mandala can be healing and a source of reflection of one’s soul. Learn more about our grief workshop and weekend retreats. Learn more about our grief workshop and weekend…
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Spiritual Practice Object Prayer

The object prayer is a way to find the sacred in objects that are special to you or that may remind you of your loved one who has died. Read through this exercise or download a copy for yourself to practice, You can view the breath prayer here if you need a refresher. Learn more…
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Spiritual Practice The Prayer of Examen

This prayer is a way of becoming aware of God‘s presence in our daily life. In reviewing the events, thoughts, actions, feelings, and dreams of the past twenty-four hours, God invites us to notice occasions and patterns of mercy, even in times of transition and heartache. The God who created you also lovingly desires to…
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Spiritual Practice: Labyrinth

In each session of the Faith & Grief Workshop, we explore a spiritual practice. Labyrinths are ancient paths designed to lead persons to encounter the Living God. They are not mazes. Mazes are designed to get a person lost. Labyrinths are designed to guide persons to “be found by the Holy.” Download this finger labyrinth…
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