Tag Archives: #JesusTakeTheWheel

Walking on Thin Ice

Who knew that a visit to the dentist office could trigger such intense grief?  You would think that after facilitating grief workshops that I would be better prepared. Of course, I do know that the one consistency about grief is … Continue reading

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Still Learning Lessons

Life holds so many lessons for a life-long learner. When my Circle of Support met this past week we discussed how I still am needing to draw better boundaries.   I do not know if I will master this prior to … Continue reading

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Great Courage

The word of the day was courage.  Twenty-five years ago my sister passed away suddenly of meningitis.  She died less than 24 hours after diagnosis. This is also the Feast Day of the North American Jesuit martyrs and their two … Continue reading

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Dueling Dementors

My love of the Harry Potter series surprises people at times.  The books became darker as they went on, but still gave much food for thought. The Dementor creatures frightened me a bit.  Below, for those unfamiliar with these beasts, … Continue reading

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Address Book Changes

Friendship has ebbs and flows, and trying to weather challenges sometimes changes your address book.   I first found that phrase in a book by Stephanie Ericsson entitled Companion Through the Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief.  Ericsson had lost her husband … Continue reading

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Eagle’s Wings Needed

I crumbled emotionally today at the hospital.  I could have predicted it as a number of heart-wrenching conversations with my father have taken place in these weeks.  I am tired and fragile. My feelings are running the gamut of anger, … Continue reading

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Dear Health Team

Dear Health Team, We see you as we sit with our sick family members.  We understand in part some of the stress you are under.  We hear the codes–blue, yellow– and other urgent announcements constantly over the loudspeaker.  We notice … Continue reading

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