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Then I Dreamed!

Posted on November 18, 2006 - by admin

“Then [I] dreamed…” (Genesis 28:12). About four months after our son died I wrote a booklet titled GRIEF. Two years later I received a letter from a publisher accepting it […]

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Anticipatory Grief Work: What is It and How Do You Do It?

Posted on November 18, 2006 - by Harriet Hodgson

If you’re going through anticipatory grief you’ve probably heard of “grief work.” Health professionals may use the term without explaining it. Anticipatory grief is so draining and confusing you may […]

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Losing the One You Love

Posted on November 17, 2006 - by

I can’t imagine a more difficult or trying period: coping with the death of a loved one. This is especially true when they are relatively young or not showing a […]

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Losing the One You Love

Posted on November 17, 2006 - by admin

I can?t imagine a more difficult or trying period: coping with the death of a loved one. This is especially true when they are relatively young or not showing a […]

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Holes in the Floor of Heaven

Posted on November 17, 2006 - by admin

I would like to share with you a beautiful song that is comforting to the soul and powerful enough to heal the grief-stricken. My wife, Bobbie, brought this song to […]

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New Beginnings

Posted on November 17, 2006 - by admin

Over the past several weeks there has been so much news of endings. End of tournaments, end of life, end of businesses, and end of relationships. All of these endings […]

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Death Poem

Posted on November 17, 2006 - by admin

During the two years of my husband’s terminal illness, death was never far from my mind. We had been told he was dying and even a time in which it […]

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Grief: Remember Your Loved One With a Memory Cook Book

Posted on November 17, 2006 - by Harriet Hodgson

After the death of a loved one some families make quilts from their loved one’s clothes. Other families compile memory books. I did something different for my family; I made […]

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Death and Grief: Unacceptable Reasons Given

Posted on November 17, 2006 - by

Many reasons for death are given to those who have lost someone close to them. Some of these reasons, while well intentioned, do not provide any comfort. Most often, people […]

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Death and Grief: Unacceptable Reasons Given

Posted on November 17, 2006 - by admin

Many reasons for death are given to those who have lost someone close to them. Some of these reasons, while well intentioned, do not provide any comfort. Most often, people […]

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