Category Archives: grief

The Spiritual Path of Grief and Growth

An excellent article by Brady Boyd, Senior Pastor of New Life Church, on the importance of grief in the process of growth.  “Hope is real. It is available. And it always prevails.” Brady Boyd The Spiritual Path of Grief and … Continue reading

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Remembering

For some, trauma isn’t the result of a single event, but instead a pattern of life without a single day to reflect or grieve.  For us, a window of just minutes encapsulates the traumatic and horrific shooting at our church. … Continue reading

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When God Doesn’t Do What He Said He Was Going To Do (via WhiskeyFoxtrot)

An honest, gut-level testimony about dealing with loss and trauma — its impact on faith, and faith’s impact on the journey of healing. “Bad guys don’t usually take the time to sterilize their bullets before they use them”, Dr. Fisher … Continue reading

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Trusting God with our Whys (via Simple Seeds of Light & Joy)

When we find out something that breaks our heart, how do we trust the Lord with all of our heart? Continue reading

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The Flowers

This note about mourning and the grief process is beautifully touching. Excerpt: “My grandma is living without my grandpa. Parts of her life have expired and she allows them to be as she allows herself to be: to adjust, grow and change, develop, learn, thrive even.” Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Grief and Gratefulness

All holidays are difficult for families who have lost loved ones, but Memorial Day must be especially difficult to process as others plan picnics and backyard parties. Parades, street fairs, vacation plans coincide with graveside visits. Continue reading

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Children

A poem written by Kristen about the shooting at her church, she and her family survived, when she was twelve. Continue reading

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