When Grief Unravels Your Life – Part 2

When Grief Unravels Your Life – Part 2

I recently slogged my way out of a series of losses. Though I talked of grief overlays, or cumulative grief, I didn’t address how one might do the work of addressing the presence of it in one’s life. So, let’s talk about overlays, a cumulative grief. Ideally, one...
When Grief Unravels Your Life – Part 1

When Grief Unravels Your Life – Part 1

I want both my eyes. I want to see with the ease I did when both worked. To expect depth perception to remain constant. To see my wine glass and pour into it, instead of all over a countertop. One of my eye docs joked that all I needed was a bigger glass. I want to...

Starting Over

A sermon by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. November 17, 2013 Isaiah 65:17-25 What do you say to help someone who is at the lowest point in their life? This was the daunting challenge facing the prophet as he penned these words in the...

How Pastors Can Help Congregants Accept Death

How often from the waiting rooms and hallways of hospitals do I hear, “Let us hope he can rally again!” or “Is it really over?” Several years ago, I stood by the bedside of an elderly woman who was in the last minutes of her life. Her husband...