The Best Book on Death and Dying

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You’re out for a walk in the city, meandering along and minding your own business. Catching you entirely off guard, a stranger approaches and asks casually: “Hey, wanna talk about death?” What would you be thinking at that moment? I think some of the first thoughts running through my own head would be, “Should I […]

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What Profound Questions Should You Be Asking About Death

Profound question you should be asking about death

Be courageously clear when evaluating questions about death. So what profound questions to ask about death? Too often, when thinking about death, we ask ourselves the wrong questions. We ask ourselves questions that are practically unhelpful. Rather than asking questions that guide us in preparing for death’s inevitable arrival, we ask questions that cause more

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1 Powerful Lesson: Does Devastating Grief Have To Last Forever?

Does devastating Grief Have To Last Forever

Grief is a natural response to loss. But does devastating grief have to last forever? It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to denial, disbelief, guilt, and extreme sadness. Just like the character

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Desiring Justice

Desiring justice

If we are honest with ourselves, we must admit that we passionately desire a world in which justice occurs. But true justice is universal. “For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Matthew 7:2). Many find it tempting to believe that

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Small Potatoes

Small potatoes

“These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us.  There’s far more here than meets the eye.  The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.”  – 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 MSG Small potatoes! I love

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Sabbath – Rest – Separation

Is Sabbath a disorienting dilemma? Teachers know the importance of occasionally introducing negative experiences into the life of their students. Consider the method of teaching called “transformative learning theory” originated by Jack Mezirow, who lived from 1923-2014. “Transformative learning is a theory of adult learning that utilizes disorienting dilemmas to challenge students’ thinking. Students are

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Could COVID-19 be a gift?

Could COVID-19 be a gift

How could COVID-19 be a gift? To most this sounds incredulous. How could anything that causes pain and suffering be considered a gift?  I do not write this from a place of naivety and comfort.  I am fully aware and fully experiencing the devastating consequences of this disease.  My full-time job is on the leadership

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