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God Is Not a Plumber – Talking to Kids About Death

The topic of death and grieving have been covered several times on this blog, because those are realities that all of us will face during this life. I'm thrilled to share with you this guest post from a writing friend of mine, Michelle Johnson. As a blogger Michelle has a keen interest and ability in addressing grief, bringing her to write for and work with Adelaide funeral homes and various publications dealing with death, funerals and the grieving process. Here's her guest … [Read more...]

5 Facts About Loss

I was missing my parents a lot this past weekend. That's despite the fact that it's been more than six years since my dad died and nearly nine years since my mom passed away. Even though I'm a grown man with a family of my own, the loss of my parents still lingers and seems to sneak up on me in unexpected ways. However, during these past several years, I've come to realize a few facts about loss: 1. Loss Happens to Us All During our lives, each of us will experience the pain and … [Read more...]

Six Years Later – The Eulogy I Gave For My Dad

Today, August 28th 2012, is the sixth anniversary of my dad's death. He was sitting in his garden, with his newish puppy nearby and a pocketful of dog snacks near one of the Finger Lakes in western New York where he lived. At the time, my siblings and I all lived within 30 minutes of him. That day, I was in New York City attending some focus group sessions for work - when I received a frantic cell phone call from my brother. He was driving to dad's house to take him out to dinner. Matt … [Read more...]

Tough to Say “Happy Easter” After Reading This…

Many people ignore or take for granted the idea that Jesus was crucified more than two thousand years ago. However, the barbarism  of that mode of death was and is one of the most cruel means of tortured death. Today I came across this Medical Description of the Crucifixion by Dr. C. Truman Davis. These types of readings have been around for years. If you've never had the chance to read this type of description it'll be enlightening - however, the phrase "Happy Easter" seems … [Read more...]