These days, and all days, people die and family isn’t present. It’s particularly hard when rules keep people away. But
Life – and death – continue. Having just written about how to lead funerals and memorial services – and working
When there’s no hope of recovery, how do you recover hope? You and I both know that question, I’m guessing.
I’ve done words for a long time. I’ve been around funerals and memorial services for a long time, too. I
What if you and four friends said, “No one is eating alone after a funeral. Churches have meals for members. We’re going to offer meals to families who don’t have churches.” And you became known as the people who were there in the hardest moments of life, not with answers but with presence. What if you provided potluck and pie?
If you’ve sat with a family in an emergency room, you’ve faced hard questions. And you’ve struggled to figure out the way to navigate hope and despair. It doesn’t matter if you are a chaplain or a pastor or a friend that showed up in a hard time. You get questions and you have to answer. Sometimes, it sounds like this.
I think they were nine and twelve. But I’m terrible with figuring out the ages of kids, and I’ve decided
Adriel Booker wrote this for pastors who want to care for parents after miscarriage. What parents need from pastors after
Before considering what to do to be helpful, Gavin Ortland suggests four things NOT to do. (Read the full article