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Grief and Loss

Why We Need to Share Our Hurts

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  What Happens When We Get Real With Our Pain We sit in a circle in the dim room, hands fidgeting with phones and coffee cups, waiting for the facilitator to start. A few in the group joke around; they know that sometimes what you need in grief is a connection. The group facilitator asks us […] Read more…

The Gift of Gratitude

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This preparation for gratitude. The dark winter ahead. This waiting. A time to get our hearts ready for Advent, for the celebration in the midst of the darkest time of the year, waiting for the great event of expectation—the birth of Jesus. But before we ready our hearts for the greatest birth story, we spend some […] Read more…

The Gift of Life from the Ashes

The Gift of Life from the Ashes She holds a necklace in her hand and talks of her son’s death. Slowly rolling the jewelry in her fingers, she reveals the truth: Her son’s ashes are in the necklace.  It hangs close to her heart, close to her broken soul, but not close enough to heal the gaping wound […] Read more…