At our hospital, chaplains are the people with the responsibility and opportunity to ask families what funeral home they will be using for their loved one. It’s a difficult time, […]
I’m sorry. Nothing: (Sixty seconds of silence) May I take care of that? (and take the tissue out of their hands and give them a fresh one and throw it […]
The Humanitarian Disaster Institute provides incredibly helpful, practical resources for people who are helping with disaster relief. It was founded by Dr. Jamie Aten, a disaster physiologist at Wheaton College. Jamie […]
In the last hours and minutes of people’s lives, laying in hospital and hospice beds, we often hear the question, “Can they hear us?” Chaplains and nurses often say, “Yes. […]
Cynthia B Eriksson starts her article Suffering With: A Tender Journey of Mutuality in Suffering, Comfort, and Joy with words that capture the experience of people who walk through pain […]
People often say, “I wish I had told them I loved them” the last time they spoke with their loved one. Instead of worrying about the last conversation, consider remembering […]
Jason’s book is How Trees Deal with Loss.
I used to say, “I’m sorry for your loss” when I was in moments of deep pain and death. I’m adding a new phrase. “This is hard.” Let me tell […]