Tag Archives: loss

Loss is like a tsunami

In New Orleans we are very aware of the power of great waves pushed up by hurricanes. Driving along the coast recently I was reminded of this power and how much had to be rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina. The loss … Continue reading

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Becoming an artist of loss

When I have spoken at memorial services I have often used the image of a tapestry or cloth for the human story and spoken of how the person who has died is nonetheless part of that tapestry for all time. … Continue reading

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A Poem for Jenn

My friend Jenn just lost her husband to cancer. He was 45 and leaves behind six broken-hearted children. Seeing her at the Vigil brought up a lot of grief – for her and for me. And later this poem came … Continue reading

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Traces of Hope – as we approach Hurricane Katrina’s 10th Anniversary

How do I process my grief? Does suffering have any meaning? Do we live in a random chaotic universe? Is it time to re-evaluate my understanding of “God”? This book is for anyone who has suffered a loss – of … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend Metaphors for Living

Easter weekend provides us with three metaphors from which to live our lives: Good Friday is the day of the cross. If we live out of a Good Friday metaphor we see ourselves on the cross; We focus on the … Continue reading

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Daily Quote and Self-Coaching Challenge: Coping with Life Difficulties and Losses

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A Self-Coaching “Smart-Step” approach to Coping with anxiety and difficult times Daily Quote: ” When we are no longer able to change a situation,¬†we are challenged to change ourselves”.–Viktor Frankl¬† Through…

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What meaning can I find in tragedy?

Tragedy, grief, loss, what meaning can I find in this? Where is God in all this? Have I lost God along with my son? How can I make sense of things going forward? How can I find a new way … Continue reading

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