There are so many losses in the current season. Some of those losses will be recouped in some fashion. Some of those losses will never be recovered. Grief is the expression of emotion when a loss has been acknowledged. When the loss is not acknowledged, and grief is not expressed, grief lies waiting. It will …

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Ralph Davis writes about Abraham mourning the death of Sarah, describing it as a common sorrow of covenant people. This may be a ‘common’ sorrow but there is nothing common about this death. It is a special death. Sarah is the only woman in Genesis whose age is given at death. And Sarah is, in …

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Last Saturday night I participated in a phone conversation that dealt with directions about various medical treatment choices that may or may not be needed for someone who is not capable of making those choices themselves. I found this article by Kathryn Butler at Desiring God covered a lot of the considerations that were being …

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The more articles read about supporting those in grief the better. Vaneetha Rendall Risner has given and received unhelpful support in grief and compiles some helpful observations about patterns to avoid and to follow: What’s the best way to discourage a grieving friend? I can tell you what I’ve done. I’ve asked numerous questions, trying …

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