Archive | Grief

The Thunderclap of Sudden Death

Sudden death hits like an enormous, out-of-the-blue thunderclap to the heart. It is a sucker punch to the gut. You search your brain thinking that this can’t be true. One minute the person is there; the next minute they’re gone. Like a flame extinguished, you are plunged into a darkness that is incomprehensible and, often, […]

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What’s the story with The Shack?

The Shack by Wm. Paul Young was on The New York Times bestseller list (2008-2010). This book generated a great deal of conversation. Some loved it; some hated it. And recently, The Shack was released as an “American-Christian fantasy film” complete with country and Christian music. In 2007, Young wrote this book as a Christmas […]

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What can we do after Orlando?

50 dead, 53 injured. Traumatized survivors. Doubled-over loved ones. A city, a state, a nation reeling in disbelief and horror. The worst mass shooting in US history. This kind of tragedy brings us to our knees. And it gives us pause. What can we do after Orlando? The short answer: love more. It’s that simple. […]

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