The long dark months of winter can be challenging for anyone. And, for those who mourn, they can be especially hard. Midwest winters mean night creeps in through the edges […]
“A meaningful funeral celebration is about saying hello on the pathway to goodbye.” Dr Alan Wolfelt, Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. Consider how you were […]
My father died in early September 2003. His death was unexpected – in fact, at the time we never could have imagined it would be so sudden. He’d not been […]
Today we celebrate Brent H. Morton, a 13 year old boy, who was tragically killed in a farm accident while mowing a field not for from his home in Paloma, […]
I’ll always remember a friend sharing her experience of losing someone to suicide. She spoke of her friend with love and compassion. She spoke of the excruciating mystery it is […]
For weeks Mother’s Day messages have been everywhere. Advertisements for brunch and luncheon specials, Hallmark card scenarios, fine jewelry and all kinds of retail opportunities from clothing to flowers highlighting […]
In my role as a certified funeral celebrant and grief educator, I am often in the unique position of walking with families through the process of planning a funeral, memorial […]
Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Psalm 25: v. 16 in these holy words from psalm 25, we continue to hear and […]
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. – Jane Howard […]
Hello readers and may God bring you his peace and joy! I was reading James Ellroy’s, essay called “The Haunting”, published in an August 2009 issue of Newsweek magazine. I’d […]
…treating you like family and went out of their way to help ease the pain.
We appreciated the Spear family and staff very much. They handled every detail in an efficient and caring way.
Thank you all so very much, God Bless!