Category Archives: Grief

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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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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Hope

From a newspaper column by the late Rev. Don Rose “Think about hope as a vital ingredient of your mental life. Think about it as a gift from God. And think, if you will, of hope as an answer. Notice … Continue reading

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My opinion

“There is literally no such thing as death.” Ganga Stone I have quoted Ganga Stone before and will probably be quoting her again in the future. She wrote a book called “Start the Conversation”. This book is about her realization … Continue reading

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What is it like…?

What is it like to be a widow? On the one hand it is like – A bird with one wing A turtle without its shell A song without words A violin without strings A teacher without a student On … Continue reading

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9/11

9/11 The anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Centers. The anniversary of the day Susan Retik , 8 months pregnant,  became a widow. For her whole story go to “Beyond the 11th” on the internet . It is … Continue reading

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As if by chance

This was originally written for the Caring For Marriage magazine. I thank Lori, the editor, for letting us reprint it here. We met, as if by chance… By Robert Beiswenger “It is granted to man to see the Divine Providence … Continue reading

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Time

Clocks and calendars are designed to measure time, but can’t be relied on completely. The best of clocks are not capable of keeping track of time as we experience it. Swedenborg’s writings describe the absence of time and space in … Continue reading

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Posthumous

Would it surprise you to learn that years beyond your longest winter you still get letters from your bank, your old philanthropies, cold flakes drifting through the mail-slot with your name? Though it’s been a long time since your face … Continue reading

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