MONDAY MUSINGS

Letting Go of Guilt and Regret: Grieving Well Series Part 3

I wish I would have spent more time with my brother while he was alive. I wish I would have called him more often. I wish I would have listened better. Dealing with guilt and regret can be a difficult hurdle in the grieving process. The truth is, most of us have things we wish we… Continue reading Letting Go of Guilt and Regret: Grieving Well Series Part 3

MONDAY MUSINGS

The Kindness of a Stranger (Grieving Well Series part 2)

It was two days after we found out about the deaths of my brother and sister-in-law when my dad, daughter, and I  hopped on a flight to Anchorage, Alaska. We arrived at our hotel in the middle of the night, the frigid darkness mirroring our grieving hearts. And yet, the favor of the Lord rested… Continue reading The Kindness of a Stranger (Grieving Well Series part 2)

MONDAY MUSINGS

Grieving Well

My brother and sister-in-law were killed in a car accident two weeks ago.  Scott was barely 49—my only sibling.  I’m writing this while in the beginning stages of grief over the tragic loss of Scott and his wife Dawn. I’m still reliving the phone call from my dad telling me they were killed. I can… Continue reading Grieving Well

MONDAY MUSINGS

Not Everyone is Joyful at Christmas: How We Can Pray

Christmastime can be extremely difficult for those who have suffered a death or loss. Rather than bringing tidings of great joy, Christmas ushers in reminders and painful memories. What if you could see grief on a map? I have a feeling all across the globe, we would see millions of tiny specks representing those who… Continue reading Not Everyone is Joyful at Christmas: How We Can Pray