Recently, a parishioner described to me her experience of a funeral at another church. “They kept talking about the person’s ‘transition,’” she said. “It took me a while to figure out that they were using that word as a euphemism for death.”
This Advent, This Love
In keeping with a resounding theme, Advent, this year, has truly served as a time to reflect on love
The Human Family: in death and life, divine and mortal
Upon occasion, we have the privilege and honor to sit with the dying, to accompany death as she visits and extinguishes the flame of life afore us.
All Faithful Departed: Learning to Grieve
“When you were a child, who taught you how to grieve?”
Not So Creepy: The Invitation of All Hallows’ Eve
All Hallows’ Eve offers us an invitation unlike anything else in our culture.
Preparing our household for Allhallowtide
When suffering and grief inevitably find them, I want my children to be able to access the rituals of Allhallowtide
Reflections and a Life Well Lived
For a friendship more separate than equal, we don our funeral black, and sign the guest book on the way in, all our children watching and following our lead with solemnity.
New Directions for Holy Questions: Progressive Christian Theology for Families
I find myself searching for a theology resource I could feel comfortable with, not just in content but in approach.
Each and All Saints
When we offer nighttime prayers at our house, we always include a section of ‘thank you, God’.
Gifts Found on the Bumpy Road
Though we are not out of the woods yet, I’ve already begun looking in the rear-view mirror. In doing so, I’ve found some amazing gifts from this time.