Grief and Loss Prepare You for Healing and Joy

An abrupt crucial grief experience can be a challenging and disheartening moment of time! Horrendous grief and loss happenings bond clutch to your ... read more

Death Is Inevitable

"Death smiles at us, all a man can do is smile back". Death is very dreadful and unjustifiable event. It is the only real event which has ... read more

The 3-Minute Test You Spend Your Whole Life Preparing For

NEVER do we go through our formative years thinking any of it's a preparation, but there does come a time when it's all tested. One of those ... read more

Loss Is Love in All Its Fullness

GRIEF at a loved one's passing or the loss of anything significant is the full payment for the love we had for that person or the hopes we had for ... read more

How Long Does Grief Last For?

THIS quote on grief I'll never forget: "I believe it takes a full three years to get through loss." (Pastor Craig Vernall, April 2017) The q ... read more

Faith in Grief, at Best Victorious, at Worst an Aspiration

THROUGH it all, through it all, my eyes are on you (Jesus), and it is well. The adapted strains of Horatio Spafford's classic hymn communi ... read more

When Will This Desert Drudgery End? Will I Ever Reach the Promised Land?

EVER had a conversation with a person trying to encourage you and left more discouraged than ever? I've been on both sides of that kind of interact ... read more

Surrender to Ether

As an individual that has dealt with the loss of a loved one, I truly empathize with the stages of grief and loss. People who are grieving do not n ... read more

Has God Got a Purpose for Me In My Grief?

ACCEPTING that everyone grieves differently, we can still agree that the pain is the same awful reality for everyone. Why does grief hurt so much?< ... read more

Just Swimming Around

I remember growing up in a fairytale world. Our family of five wasn't wealthy, but we always had food on the table (even in lean times). We had clo ... read more

Lament Fit for a King, David's Way to Strength in Weakness

IT'S only when we're weak that we desperately crave strength, and until we're desperate we have no idea how important strength is. Psalm 56 ... read more

Dispelling The Myth That It Just Takes Time

When my best friend, my hero, my Dad died, I thought that I was going to die too. In a way, I did die. My broken heart and my longing to see and ta ... read more

You Grieve How You Grieve

WHEN we lost Nathanael I'm sure there were some, perhaps many, who doubted the grief journey we were on. Maybe we grieved too well for some people. ... read more

My Worst Christmas Ever and How God Redeemed It

2004 was a weirdly hope-filled, growing, expanding year for me in the most part, but there were still elements of hangover from the previous year. ... read more

No, This Is Not Happening To Me

This past year my wife planned a trip to Greece for my birthday. I was excited as can be. Everyday I researched all that we were going to see and e ... read more