Category Archives: Grief

Always Reason to Celebrate

December first–one of my favorite days of the year!  The beginning of the most celebrated month. School programs, cookie exchanges, church festivities, baking, shopping, decorating…busy, busy, busy. It’s become such a big deal that whole books have been written on … Continue reading

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The Healing Field of 9-1-1. . . by Betty Mason Arthurs

The victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are honored each year in our city. The Healing Field tribute of nearly 3000 flags is at a park in downtown Tempe, Arizona. The flag poles are six feet tall … Continue reading

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Hints for the New Widow(er). . . by Donna Clark Goodrich

Take Time to Grieve Everyone grieves differently. While one person may seem to have boundless energy and begin immediately cleaning and sorting and getting rid of things, another may find it difficult to get out of bed and face a … Continue reading

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Abortion…I was there in the beginning, Part 1 by Betty L. Arthurs

  Abortion…I was there in the beginning. Part 1 by Betty L. Arthurs Over the years, many people have distanced themselves from the abortion debate until recently they learned of Planned Parenthood’s selling of body parts from pre-born babies. Undercover … Continue reading

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Until Death Do Us Part…by Linda Carlblom

We filed into the quiet church, some of us hand-in-hand. One by one we came and sat with the rest of our group. We were overjoyed to see each other, all smiles, hugs, and leg pats, even though we’d seen … Continue reading

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Easter and Last Suppers by Betty Mason Arthurs

  Easter season is upon us and it’s a time when we Christians celebrate the time Jesus rose from the dead. Throughout the year we also have communion to remember the last supper Jesus had with his twelve disciples before … Continue reading

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Dancing with Jesus . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

My mother passed away in 2004. She suffered from many ailments, including rheumatoid arthritis, virtual blindness, and hypertension. She was in constant pain. Her last 15 years were marked by slow degeneration, as she gradually became less mobile and more … Continue reading

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