A Long Letting Go

Author: Marilyn McEntyre
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467444014
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sharing the Practice "A beautiful book of meditations." Christian Century "McEntyre's language is reflective and sensitive but not sentimental. . . . A thoughtful and realistic window into the often hidden, though well-traveled, end-of-life journey." Michael Card — musician and writer "Marilyn McEntyre embodies simple, patient kindness in the pages of this book." Samuel Wells — vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London "When we face our own death, or the death of someone dearer to us than life itself, we perceive as-yet formless truths and strive to articulate the fearful truths we apprehend. What we need is a companion who can abide amid our chaos, a sage who can choose the right moment to share a word, and a prophet who can say the thing we shrink from, yet need to hear. Marilyn Chandler McEntyre is all of these things. Going gently with her into the prison of death will set you free." Topeka Capital-Journal "Letting go of a loved one who is nearing the end of life is a difficult proposition, no matter how you slice it. Drawing from her years as a hospice volunteer, as well as from her experience of caring for her own family members, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre delves into this delicate subject with grace and compassion in her new book."

Healing After Loss

Author: Martha W. Hickman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061925771
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

Author: Lorene Hanley Duquin
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 168192157X
Format: PDF
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"Grief is like a long valley, a winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape." C.S. Lewis Lorene Duquin, an experienced grief counselor was no stranger to understanding and explaining grief, and had helped many people work through it. But when she lost her mother she found herself living in an entirely new space. Grieving the Loss of a Loved One contains 52 powerful, one-page meditations that will help you work through the various aspects of grieving as they did for Lorene herself. The meditations are wide-ranging: they are deeply personal, but yet they address the emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and social aspects of grief. Rooted in prayer, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and conveying important life lessons, each meditation features: A quote from a well-known figure that speaks to the meditation A brief reflection that expands upon the topic at hand A prayer Sidebar with a timely quote or anecdote Walk hand in hand with Lorene and experience the gift of a companion who can walk this painful walk at your side, through this unknown territory, where each passing day seems to reveal a new dimension of pain, loss, confusion but eventually transforms to healing and peace.

Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love

Author: Raymond R Mitsch
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441225463
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Few losses are as painful as the death of someone close. No valley is as vast as grief, no journey as personal and life changing. Compassionate and wise guides Raymond Mitsch and Lynn Brookside shine a light on the road through grief. They can help you endure the anguish and uncertainty; understand the cycles of grief; sort through the emotions of anger, guilt, fear, and depression; and face the God who allowed you to lose the one you love. A series of thoughtful daily devotions, Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love shares wisdom, insight, and comfort that will help you through and beyond your grief.

Healing After a Loved One s Demise and Overcoming Grief Through Daily Meditations

Author: J.D. Rockefeller
Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller
ISBN: 151967077X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There is nothing more painful than losing someone you dearly love. Loss is a fact of life and no one can ever take control of this, but no one can also deny that it makes the lives of people left behind sad and miserable. It's hard to cling on to happy memories with a loved one when they are still alive, so it would just be a natural reaction to mourn for their physical absence. Knowing that your loved one already left you behind can be unbearable, but you have to remember that though his or her life ended, your life needs to continue. The negative emotions are given after someone's demise but it is not right to embrace sadness for the rest of your life. Healing after a loss is highly possible. It just takes positive attitude and determination to overcome the pain and grief so that everyone will continue to live and be happy. If you do not know when and where to start healing your heart and its wounds, read on as this book was written to guide you as you walk through and finally overcome the dark phase of your life. Here, you will discover ways on how to overcome your grief through daily meditations and many other helpful ways.

Grieving a Suicide

Author: Albert Y. Hsu
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830883975
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A 2003 Finalist in the United Kingdom Christian Book Awards

Mindfulness and Grief

Author: Heather Stang
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1782492909
Format: PDF, ePub
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Soothing mindfulness exercises to help you cope during your time of grief. Without proper support, navigating the icy waters of grief may feel impossible. The grieving person may feel spiritually bankrupt and often the loss is so painful that the bereaved may lose faith in what they once held dear. Mindfulness meditation can restore hope by offering a compassionate safe haven for healing and self-reflection. While nobody can predict the path of someone else's grief, this book will guide the reader forward through the grieving process with simple mindfulness-based exercises to restore mind, body and spirit. These easy-to-follow meditations will help the reader to cope with the pain of loss, and embark on a healing journey. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of grief, and the guided meditations will calm the mind and increase clarity and focus. Mindfulness and Grief will help readers to begin the process of reconstructing the shattered self that is left in the wake of any major loss.

Living With Loss

Author: Ellen Sue Stern
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780976705437
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first year following the death of a spouse is a time a time of great need - a time of mourning, remembering, and persevering. Widows are challenged with an onslaught of emotions and as they travel this unparalleled path of grief and healing.Filled with guidance and encouragement, hope and perspective, Living With Loss pairs empowering affirmations with wise and insightful quotes from such varied sources as Mother Teresa, Dr. Joyce Brothers, the Dalai Lama, Robert Frost, the Torah, Woody Allen, Joan Didion and Elizabethv Kubler-Ross.Living with Loss helps widows reach into a reservoir of inner strength during the days ahead: a time to feel competent and capable…a time to honor what was and embrace what will be…a time to enter slowly a new future that is built on memories, filled with possibilities, guided by love.

A Faithful Farewell

Author: Marilyn McEntyre
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 146744314X
Format: PDF, ePub
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When the time comes for us to die, how do we say good-bye to our friends, our families, and the lives we have lived? How do we remain faithful -- to God, to ourselves, and to loved ones -- as we face our final journey? As Marilyn McEntyre acknowledges, these questions are especially challenging because we now live longer than previous generations did, and many of us die more slowly. Those who are dying have a lot of things to deal with -- fear, discouragement, boredom, pain, regret. The list is long. In this book McEntyre offers fifty-two short meditations on the very real issues faced by dying people. She addresses a wide and sensitively chosen range of subjects, including such things as anger, losing control, curiosity, doubt, loss of privacy, family conflict, sadness, gratitude, and even spiritual adventure. McEntyre’s insightful reflections -- offering what she calls “a different kind of hope” -- speak to the heart of the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of dying. Brief concluding prayers and lines from cherished hymns further lift up the reader as he or she seeks to faithfully navigate the great transition from this life to the next.

Walking in Grace with Grief

Author: Della Temple
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996387804
Format: PDF, ePub
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Meditations for Healing After Loss Walking in Grace with Grief, combines Della's story of loss with teachings of energy awareness, mindfulness, and conscious living. Filled with stories of hope and profound confidence in life after life, Walking in Grace with Grief includes many practical skills such as grounding to the earth and "filling in" with life-force energy. The easy to follow meditations provide comfort and nurturing for anyone dealing with loss. Message from the author: I offer my story to you as a way of reaching my hand out to yours. To touch you, to offer you comfort and presence. When I lost my loved one, I felt so many different things: shock, sadness, sorrow, and grace. I was more alive in some respects than I had ever felt before. I experienced sorrow; a deep, fathomless sadness; grief; love; acceptance; compassion; and happiness-yes happiness-all at once. I knew deep within my soul that my son's Spirit lived on. He had left his body, but he was alive as a Spirit. This profound acceptance and belief were the keys, I believe, to my ability to grieve in a different manner from many others. I want to share with you how I walked this path of sorrow and acceptance-not to tell you how you should do it, but to offer you thoughts on how to lessen the pain as you walk your path. Many blessings, Della