Coming soon: How to lead funerals, memorial services, and celebrations of life.

Nobody looks forward to leading funerals. But when a friend or family member asks for your help, it’s hard to say “no”. You can do it. Your words and actions will help family and friends give meaning to this life. And this book will help you find those words, even if you’ve never done this … Continue reading Coming soon: How to lead funerals, memorial services, and celebrations of life.

When there’s no hope of recovery, how do you recover hope?

When there’s no hope of recovery, how do you recover hope?  You and I both know that question, I'm guessing. I wrestle with it regularly as a hospital chaplain. When I’m called to a room after Eddie hears his diagnosis. When the ambulance brings in 5-year-old Bree. When you hear that the treatment isn't working … Continue reading When there’s no hope of recovery, how do you recover hope?

The most important lesson for a funeral service.

I've done words for a long time. I've been around funerals and memorial services for a long time, too. I want to give you a lesson that I am constantly telling myself because I keep forgetting it.  Here's the lesson: people forget what you say.  You can offer the best words, the clearest outline, the … Continue reading The most important lesson for a funeral service.