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Have you been putting Jesus out of work? Keep Jesus out the unemployment line. Put Jesus back to work in your life, seeing and trusting in him, in everything.
Shielding children from some of life's harsher realities, ie. illness and death, robs them of important opportunities to learn how to be fully human. Unexpressed emotions don't just go away, they continue to impact our lives and our relationships.
An article that explains the natural cycle of coping with grief and 3 common situations where grief goes unrecognized.
What if there is an afterlife? Would that imply that inappropriate behavior could be redeemed in the afterlife? Can we act with senseless brutality and be forgiven? In the absence of science, when giant leaps of faith leave us wanting, we must turn to logic.
Comfort care means COMFORT, not cure. Our scientific and medical cultures are trained and geared toward cure, treatment, and results. Medical personnel want to fix people and find answers. Some will feel that somehow they have failed their calling if they do not keep searching and attempting to find a "cure." It is often difficult to move from this modality into comfort care only.
The modern car is built for speed and safety, so reducing speed limits is arbitrary and unnecessary.
Families often struggle with the need to be sure everything has been done that can be done their terminally ill loved one. It can be very difficult for the patient and family members as they transition from making decisions toward cure to making decisions that will help to allow for a comfortable and peaceful death.
Internal work on our believe systems, thought patterns and behaviors is the hardest work any of us will ever do. It takes a great deal of courage and desire to change to undergo the strenuous work of digging through the layers of hidden feelings, experiences and hurts.
People who have lost a loved one, either a human or animal, search for ways to remember and at least keep a memory alive. Sharing stories helps us remember those good days and the joy that loved one brought to us. We may no longer to enjoy their fun and love in this existence, but the memory can remind us of the emotions and experiences we had together.
What do you say to someone who has just lost a child to death? What do you say to someone whose parent has died from a lingering illness? What do you say when a family member lost their life in a war you don't believe in? What do you say when the death came about from murder? Or suicide? Or drug overdose?
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