Category: Strength

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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Yellow Heart Memorial

The Yellow Heart Memorial hosted at the Irving Archives & Museum in Irving, TX January 4th – 15th, 2021.

Finding Comfort & Hope – An Interview with Ann Golding

During this time of Covid-19, we were able to sit down with some of our board members and ask them where they find comfort and hope.  Take a look at this clip from a conversation between Board Member, Ann Golding, and our Program Director, Shelley Craig. Ann serves as one of four chaplains at UT…
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Finding Hope & Comfort – An Interview with Annette Lentz

We had a chance to sit down on a zoom call and find out more about our board members and where they have found comfort in grief and hope during this time.  Today, we’re sharing part of our conversation with Annette Lentz. Tell us a little bit about you, your background, where you’re from, and…
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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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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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Spiritual Practice: Reflecting on Your Story

In the Faith & Grief workshop, we look at the dyanmics of grief, share in group discussions and experience a spiritual practice. This spiritual practice on journaling helps you tell your story and story of your relationship with the loved one you grieve. Journaling doesn’t just have to be through writing, you can tell your…
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