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by Eric Markinson, Chaplain at CC Young Senior Living and
A guest post by Elaine Gantz “Elliot burned brighter than
This Grief Story is written by Faith & Grief Facilitator,
You may have seen the recent interview with Stephen Colbert by Anderson Cooper on CNN. If you haven’t, I highly encourage you to do so. It is a frank and compassionate conversation about grief between two people who have been shaped by their loss. The fact that these two successful people who have both experienced significant loss were so open about sharing their experiences was striking.
My mother was a difficult person. Not only did the
If you have not prayed for ways to survive the next five minutes, be thankful. I have, and it is tough.
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.
"When someone you love dies, church is hard, really hard. It took me a good six months to even want to step foot into church. I wasn't angry at God, just so incredibly and deeply disappointed," remembers Elizabeth SoRelle, who lost her twin brother David in 2014.