The Grief Process

“Grief turns out to be not a state but a process. Grief is like a winding road where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape.” C.S. Lewis Grief is a word that many of us are intimately acquainted with because we live in this world, and many of us have experienced loss in some way, shape, or ...

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A Road Map for Mourning

A Road Map for Mourning If you have experienced loss in your life, you know what it is to grieve. And while losses come in many forms, what I would like to focus on here is the death of a loved one. Wolfelt defines grief as, “the constellation of internal thoughts and feelings we have when someone ...

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Heartache & Hope

Heartache and Hope This time of year can be hard for many reasons.  2020 has been a year filled with sorrow, disappointment, and loss for everyone.  How do you navigate sorrow, disappointment, and loss in this pandemic world?  How do you care for your heart when expectations have not come through ...

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The Permission to Grieve

The Permission to Grieve Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”  When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit ...

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Longing

Longing Recently I was reading the book Unwanted, by Jay Stringer; in which he writes about the process of healing from sexual brokenness. He writes about the need to look at those things that bind us, through the lens of what we really need. In a similar vein I have often asked my clients to ...

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