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Children, Death, Faith, Family, Guest posts

How to Help Our Daughters Through Losses

Our daughters make this holy journey into womanhood whether we prepare them for it or not. And they will likely feel losses — lose friends, favorite aunts, fathers and mothers…

Death, Eucharistic Living, Freeze Frame, Heaven, Slow

Make Pearls

I sit with remains of the dead on Tuesday morning, them under snow, earth, me under hat, coat. February whispers between granite markers of faces gone. And along headstones of…

Death, Faith, Heaven, Memorization, Nature

Live Ready

1 Samuel 3:18 So Samuel told him everything, hiding nothing from him. Then Eli said, “He is the LORD; let him do what is good in his eyes.” Psalm 116:15…

Death, Heaven, Joy Dares, Love

Healed Release

I touch him before sleeping. In the dark at day’s end, I draw close, lay head on his chest, press ear to the soft sounds of life swooshing through him….