Monthly Archives: September 2010

New Book

The Art of Comforting by Val Walker I plan to buy this book when it is available next month because as stated in a preview of the book – “We live in an increasingly ‘virtual’ world in which it can … Continue reading

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Fears

Fears and doubts can attack us all. Those who choose to marry again may feel guilty or confused. Those who feel they have already married their eternal partner can also suffer times of regret and uncertainty. Those who marry again … Continue reading

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Not separated

The following is an excerpt from my book Comfort and Hope for Widows and Widowers. It is very difficult to live without the physical touch of a spouse who has died and to be unable to speak to him or … Continue reading

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Where are you ?

I woke this morning and reached for you. You weren’t there. I got out your favorite cereal – and ate it myself. I was worried about our children and you weren’t there to reassure me. Our bank statement came in … Continue reading

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Sunday reminder

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46

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NDAs

An excerpt from “Final Gifts”,  a book by hospice nurses, Maggie Callanan &Patricia Kelly. Their introduction includes an explanation about “Nearing Death Awareness” (NDAs). These are different from different from “Near Death Experiences (NDEs)”. “A near-death experience happens suddenly – … Continue reading

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Eternal life

This morning I watched a show on the History Channel called Eternal Life. It was about efforts to help people live longer. Ways to make it common to live to be over 100 and ways to make it likely that … Continue reading

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Jubilate

“When a person is born, we rejoice, and when they’re married, we jubilate, but when they die we try to pretend nothing happened.” Margaret Mead For those of us who believe that our partners still live and that our separation … Continue reading

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Up from grief

The following are two excerpts from an article called The Journey of Grief, by Rev. Clark Echols, in issue 2 of this years Connections magazine. Read more on www.newchurchconnection.org Words of encouragement “Your experience of grief will be unique, even though … Continue reading

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Small adjustment

There are many adjustments necessary when we become widows. A seemingly small one has to do with filling out forms. Name, address, date of birth, phone number, etc. We’ve filled these out all of our adult lives and it has … Continue reading

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