Death

A Heart for Others

There is much hardship in the world. That certain “been through it” look can be detected in the eyes of pain ravaged people everywhere. It is captured in Photo Journalist’s depictions of starving children with their bloated bellies, or in the aftermath of national disasters and catastrophes, with people tearfully sifting through the rubble of destroyed homes. Lobbies of emergency...

Grief, Mourning and Lament

Summary: Having recently lost someone close to me this author explores grief from a scriptural standpoint as he grieves his personal loss. Grief is emotional suffering brought on by bereavement, mishap, or disaster. Grief and morning come in different forms in the scriptures. It also comes in different forms in today’s world. Grief is emotional suffering brought on by bereavement,...

Victim of Grief

Victim of Grief : “But You, O God, do see trouble and grief; You consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.” Psalms 10:14 NIV As a victim of grief we must commit ourselves to God. As a victim of grief we must commit ourselves to God. A victim...

Child Loss: Never Really Mine

  He was never really mine, this child whose birth angels foretold. Though I cradled him in my womb for many months, labored, gritted, bore down until he was expelled, this child, my achievement, was someone else’s from the start. There was never a burden so wonderful as the weight of him in my arms. The heaviness of that little...

Dying Words

“You see my calamity, and are afraid.” Dying Words: These are the words of Job to his friends. Job’s friends made great efforts to solve and explain Job’s suffering. Job saw through the thin veil of their compassion to the naked fear shivering beneath. We want there to be explanations for the bad things that happen to good people. In...

The Loss of a Child: A Picture of the Heart

Love filled my heart as I watched my husband holding our newborn son in his arms. Love filled my heart as I watched my husband holding our newborn son in his arms. He gazed at his tiny form with a warm expression of tenderness. As we shared that love, an image was etched on my mind that would become a...

Senseless Violence- A Prayer for Seal Beach.

Heavenly Father – It happened again. No rhyme, no reason, no sense at all. Just a tormented soul in the guise of a man expressing his anger in the most destructive way; all the while destroying eight lives in the process. Eight families had a loved one ripped from their presence today. Eight people that had plans for tonight, this...

Seven Things You Can Do to Help a Grieving Co-Worker

Here are seven things to consider in supporting someone you work with who is mourning the death of a loved one, and help him/her adjust to the loss. The funeral or graveside service is over and someone you work with is back on the job. Is there anything you can you do to help the person in the transition he...