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 Help

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 and loss. 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… Continue reading Not Everyone is Joyful at Christmas: How We Can Help

MONDAY MUSINGS

The Many Shades of Grief

Last Thursday would have been my mom's birthday.  Each year since her death when I flip the calendar to October, my eyes gravitate to her day. My heart is a prisoner to grief's tightening grip all over again. It's been six years. When does this get easier? There is no timeline for grief. People are… Continue reading The Many Shades of Grief