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Category: Grief

Jesus, Please Lead Me to Wholeness

When we delve into the depths of our inner pain, we can surely expect the temptation to stop the process. After all, pain is never pleasant, and most of our lives, we avoid it at all costs. But, what if the path to healing is found in walking through the pain to get to the other side? Kathy Milans shares encouragement in the journey toward victory in inner healing.

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Pet Hamsters and Teaching Children about Death

Children learn best by the hands-on work of play and journeying through everyday life. Marilyn Elliott shares a teachable experience she had with her kids. When their pet hamster died, she used the experience to help them understand what happens when a loved one passes away.

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Tips for Talking With Children about Death

How in the world can we talk with our children and help them understand death when we don’t understand it ourselves? The topic makes us uncomfortable and afraid. It touches pain inside our own hearts from the questions we have that remain unanswered. Ellen Martin offers helpful, solid advice for helping our children death with death and grief.

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6 Ways to Survive Mother’s Day

For many people, Mother’s Day is not a day filled with celebration. For those of us who were abandoned or have lost their mothers, it can be downright painful. In today’s post, Kathy Milans shares six ways to survive (and even grow) through a painful Mother’s Day.

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On Suicide: The Power of Having a Marathon Partner

In the marathon of life, we’re all running the “first one,” and it is filled with countless challenges, unknowns, and “walls” that seem insurmountable. Each of us desperately needs a community that will surround us, love us, encourage us, and remind us that we can do it, to just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

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Good Friday: Staring through Hopelessness

My mind began to wander, and by some divine hand, it began to journey to the cross. I began to see her life and mine in the light of the suffering—the whip-marks that tore his flesh—the stripes that He says will heal me. I saw my tormented heart reflected in his agony. “Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow.”

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The Hope of our Dust and Ashes: Lent as Preparation for Easter and Resurrection

I was standing there watching people come forward who have become cherished family members to me, and I was dipping my thumb in this glass bowl of pitch black ashes—a symbol not only of penitence, but of mortality. I was making the sign of the cross on their foreheads. Some of them were weeping, but with all of them, the sense of heaviness was as palpable as the deep, familial love we shared.

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