Story Team Weekly: Shared Grief

Grief over death is a tricky thing. It is different for everyone. It moves in a unique way in each of our lives. But we all know one thing for sure: our loved one is simply not here anymore.What consoles us? Logic? Logic says everyone dies. Culture? Culture says many things, sometimes conflicting things. Time? Time dulls. Religion? Religion gives us advice. But what does God do? God gives us good news. Jesus died the death we should have died, rose again, and conquered death forever. And … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 130: Seven Traits of A Chronically Unhappy Person

[display_podcast]Being a Life Purpose Coach has opened my eyes to so many things in my own life. One of those things I have learned is that I am responsible for my own happiness-no one else is responsible for me.  So, I often coach about happiness being a choice and the one responsible for your happiness is YOU!Six years of coaching has shown me there are some definite characteristics of a chronically unhappy person.  It may take a few sessions but invariably it becomes clear to me the a … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 28: Grief & How it Effects Us Personally & the People Around Us

[display_podcast] Now I lay me down to sleep.I pray the Lord my soul to keep.If I should die before I wake,I pray the Lord my soul to take. Jason.  His name is Jason.  My childhood friend was found unresponsive on February 18, 2014.  On February 19th, I wrote this in my journal.  I haven't been able to write since.  It says:I love Jason.  He's a brother.  Someone I spent early days with.  Someone I thought I'd spend older days with.  At holidays.  Kids playing, turkeys roasting, … [Read more...]