POSTS ON GRIEF

Faith that doesn’t fail

Faith that doesn’t fail

The religious author, Søren Kierkegaard writes: “When in the dark night of suffering sagacity cannot see a handbreadth ahead of it, then faith can see God, since faith sees best in the dark.” Friends, True heroes of faith are those whose suffering has no appreciable...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Stephen Michaud 12/31/1982 - 8/12/1989 Holidays with family and friends can create the moments that memories are made of. But the many faces of loss can rub the shine off those special times. The holiday can become a time of sadness instead of celebration when it...

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How do you do it?

How do you do it?

By Donna Berger This past week marked twenty-nine years since my husband, Gerry, and our three young children, Dawn, Stephen and Michael were killed in a tragic car accident. Throughout those years people have often said to me, “I don’t know how you do it.” How do I...

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Faith when the unimaginable happens

by Donna Berger When Tia Coleman got on the Branson Duck Boat two weeks ago with her ten family members, she never dreamed she would be only one of two members of the Coleman family to survive the trip. It was a heart-breaking tragedy for everyone involved, but I...

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Death by Suicide – Part II

by Donna Berger - Last month in my blog, Death by Suicide – Part I, I spoke of the challenges of having a loved one suffering from the depression and despair that can lead to suicide, and, the complicated grief of survivors that follows when a loved one dies by...

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Death By Suicide – Part I

Losing a loved one breaks our heart, but when that loved one has taken his or her own life, their death presents a unique set of challenges in grieving for those left behind. The ‘complicated grief’ of suicide can leave family and friends feeling weakened and even...

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Surviving the fire

Surviving the fire

Some of us hope and even pray to escape life’s trials and tribulations. As Christians we believe that God is always with us, holding us up with His righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10) - and He is. But if we live long enough, something eventually falls apart. Loved...

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Something we can all be thankful for

Homes are filled with the fragrance of roasting turkey and pumpkin pie and the hustle bustle of the holiday season is upon us. As I write this blog, I am thankful. This Thanksgiving our family is healthy and happy and we will be able to gather together to celebrate...

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