Stories

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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Finding Hope & Comfort – an Interview with Caesar Rentie

Today we’d like to introduce you to our Faith and Grief board member, Caesar Rentie, to kick off our campaign about finding hope and comfort. This interview with Faith & Grief Program Director, Shelley Craig has been edited for length and clarity. Tell me about your personal experience with grief and professional experience with grief.…
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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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Streaming Grief

Streaming Grief – Grief in Pop Culture

In the last few years, you may have noticed that grief has become a theme in some of the most successful shows on streaming services and network television. Amazon’s Fleabag, Netflix’s After Life, Dead to Me, and the latest from the streaming giant, Never Have I Ever, are just a few of the recent shows…
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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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Super Nova: A Mother’s Grief

A guest post by Elaine Gantz “Elliot burned brighter than any of us,” whispered Mike Welch, Elliot’s freshman-year college roommate, his sweet voice cracking with despair. He threw his arms around me as we stood together, suspended in the stalled receiving line at the memorial service, sobbing in waves of unison. We broke from a…
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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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