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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Advent

Advent I ventured out to Michael’s yesterday to find a few frames featured on their sale. The parking lot was a puzzle of cars and people, all with little space in between. The speed was like the speed of video-game graphics! It was almost too much for this avoidant, solitude-loving, introvert. ...

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