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“Remember Lot’s wife”

“Remember Lot’s wife”

There are times of loss, change and transition throughout our lives. What is of critical importance is how we respond in those times. Do we hold white-knuckled onto a past that no longer exists? Do we miserably drag ourselves through the present, and have a dismal...

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COVID-19 GRIEF

COVID-19 GRIEF

“Why can’t I sleep?” “Where are my glasses?” “Why can’t I focus?” “Where did I put my keys?” If lately you have been asking these questions and more, the reason may be unrecognized grief. Yes, grief. COVID-19 has triggered the grief response in us: We are having...

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Thoughts on Grief – Part 2

Thoughts on Grief – Part 2

“My heart was racing so fast it jerked me up off my pillows as I gasped for air in my sea of uncontrollable panic. Fear flowed through my veins warning me something horrific was about to happen, but it already had. My consciousness was out of sync as it dashed between...

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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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