Dealing with the death of a loved one is a time when being aware of God’s presence is especially important. For some people it is a time when God actually seems more distant. How can you go about finding assurance of God’s compassion for you? One way is to envision God being on your side. […]
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People sometimes believe it is inappropriate to laugh or to have a good time when someone has died. We may believe it is disrespectful to the person who has died to permit ourselves to experience feelings of joy. Stephanie Ericsson in her book, Companion Through the Darkness, tells the story of a friend who helped […]
Florence Chadwick was the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions. Her new goal was to become the first woman to swim from Catalina Island to the California coast. On July 4, 1952, she made her first attempt. Reportedly the sea was icy and the fog made visibility extremely difficult. With only […]
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of burden behind us. – Richard Bach Humor does not diminish the pain – it makes the space around it get bigger – Allen Klein