Loss and Grief Category

Christmas for the Brokenhearted

‘Lay a whisper on my pillow, leave the winter on the ground. I wake up lonely, there’s air of silence in the bedroom and all around.’ I recall a song that was released when I was not even ten. Performed by Roxette, ‘It must have been love’ was also known by the title ‘Christmas for […]

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Are We Living on a Lonely Planet?: How to Stop for the One

I wonder whether the things that are difficult to talk about, are the very topics that need to be given airspace. Like loneliness for example. I was going to call this post ‘The Lonely Planet Guide to Overcoming Loneliness.’ Because most of us if we are honest, have experienced a little loneliness at some point […]

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Mourning on Mother’s Day: Hope and Healing for Hearts that Hurt

With Mother’s Day approaching this weekend, I wanted to consider that Mother’s Day can be a rather painful day for some. Of course we should celebrate motherhood. I’m certainly not suggesting that Mother’s Day be thrown out with the bath water. Mothers work jolly hard and deserve all the flowers, chocolates, cards and  breakfasts in […]

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The Last Post: Honouring them from sunrise to sunset

This isn’t my last post. But most wil be familiar with the music ‘The Last Post’, a bugle or trumpet call that featured prominently at Anzac Day Dawn Services around the country this morning. I must confess that I’m not much of a morning person, so I have never ventured out to a Dawn Service, […]

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Garden Parties in Heaven: A Tribute to Kezia

Happy 8th Birthday Kezia. I know that today is your birthday. And I know that you are having a wonderful birthday celebration in heaven with Jesus, your friends and whole hosts of angels singing and rejoicing over you. Maybe there is a grand lavish banquet with a magnificent cake. I can picture swirls of pink […]

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Tears in a Bottle: Moving on from the Mountain of Miscarriage

‘You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.’ Psalm 56:8 Miscarriage was another topic that I was reticent to approach. But perhaps it’s the challenging topics, the topics of a vulnerable, personal or sensitive nature that are the topics […]

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