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Dealing with grief during the holidays

holiday grief

As long as I can remember I have gone over to my parents’ home for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day were always spent with extended family members at the old homestead. This holiday season is going to ...

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Grief, gratitude, and grace

Letters

You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy. — John 16:20. In the month of November, around Thanksgiving, I preached a sermon on the topic of gratitude. Knowing that my father was going to be among ...

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On confident footing

When my father-in-law was in his final days, before he was moved from the hospital back home under hospice care, the nurses asked the family if they wanted a priest to visit with him. My father-in-law was a Protestant evangelical ...

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