Category Archives: Loss

Deeply acquainted with your death

Are you dancing lightly on the surface of the earth and ready to leave at a moment’s notice? Continue reading

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Honest thoughts about grief

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid…. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed.

The death of a beloved is an amputation.

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How should we understand death?

Consider ten truths about death revealed in the Bible. Continue reading

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The outcome of our suffering

Sometimes we are not sure of all the purposes involved in our suffering. I am encouraged by the hope that the outcome would be a display of… Continue reading

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Wisdom for trials and suffering

“He knows the way he takes,” even if for the moment we do not. Perhaps God is preparing us for forms of service of which at present we have no inkling. Continue reading

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Depression – a balanced understanding

This is a good time to revisit and better understand the dark shadows of depression that creep over the souls of many. Continue reading

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Life is often a winding and troubled road

The point of many biblical stories is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in strange turns of life. Continue reading

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Christmas is difficult for many

There is one less stocking than there was before. The table has been set with one less place… Continue reading

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5 purposes of pain (C. S. Lewis)

C. S. Lewis gave us helpful insights into pain before he left this world to go to the place where “there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain” (Revelation 21:4). It was good for me to revisit his reflections on pain. Continue reading

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Communicating with the dead

The agony of losing loved ones and not hearing their voices can be excruciating. We miss them deeply and long to see them and be with them again. Continue reading

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