Six Dos and Don’ts Surrounding Grief

Six Dos and Don’ts Surrounding Grief

The holiday season following a significant loss is often the hardest. For that reason, compassion, care, kindness and patience need to guide the interactions during this stressful time. Isolating and staying away does not make it easier. In fact, there is great...
Doggone Theology: Six Life Lessons from Charlie

Doggone Theology: Six Life Lessons from Charlie

While only knowing Charlie for half her life, she left a big impression on our family. Charlie was our Great Dane who came into our lives five years ago. Last week, we had to say “goodbye” to our dear friend. When my oldest son left for college, his younger brother...
‘Just 15 Minutes to Mourn’

‘Just 15 Minutes to Mourn’

A CNN report in mid-March on the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the Brazilian population was strikingly sad, especially considering the rapidly increasing availability of vaccines. At one Rio de Janeiro cemetery – on the day of the report, March 22 – funerals were...