Comfort for the Day

Living through the seasons of grief.

When Comforting Gets Tough

Comforting a grieving friend can have its prickly moments, but when authentic support is given and received, it is deeply satisfying for both parties.  While it is basic to our … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

God’s Valentine to the Grieving Heart

Here comes another cultural holiday that adds to our grieving pain . . . ~ The love and hugs holiday ~ Valentines.  Are you wondering what to do with your … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Back in the Driver’s Seat

Nothing is fair about someone we love dying.  For a few, there might be a sense of relief after a “long good bye.”  We might be grateful that pain and … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Griever’s New Year

So the holidays are over. Life is getting back into the old “normal.”  Your heart might still be trying to navigate the swells of grief that ebb and flow.  Possibly … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Quiet Gift

I don’t know what your aching heart needs most right now, but I can guess.  I can guess that it needs comfort.  I don’t know what you do to find … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Goes Under the Tree for the Grieving?

You may have people in your circle of family or friends who have been processing the pain of the death of a loved one.  What kind of gift would be … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Your Personal Gift to the Grieving

So You’re Uncomfortable ~ Do you know why you feel uncomfortable and awkward about reaching out to a grieving friend?  There are probably many reasons, but the one I want … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

A New Christmas Perspective

Christmas is almost here! What an amazing time of year…..YES, an amazing time of year. I’m not sure it is the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” for those who … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Grieving and Giving Thanks

Is Grieving and giving thanks compatible? To my friends who mourn in this season of giving thanks, I give you space to do so.  I give you freedom to grieve.  … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

If You had a Broken Arm . . .

Helplessness Our inability to stop the death of a loved one can leave us feeling utterly helpless. How we respond to that loss and feeling of helplessness is called grief. … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment