I found a good way to relieve stress is to vent to family and friends....Even this website allows you to vent your feelings..
Sometimes even the best of friends and family decide they want to tell you how and what you should do after the death of a loved one...I know they mean well but its seems like they do not listen ....More listening and less talking my dear family and friends (James 1:19) Just venting.....
Added by T.C. Goodwin on April 30, 2014 at 6:51pm — No Comments
Everyday our enemy surrounds us. Our enemy effects each and one of us. Today, I found out their is another random shooting at a Fed Ex building in Atlanta.... A week ago a young boy with history of depression stabs a young girl because she said no to going to the prom. A dear friend of mine shot herself. My heart goes out to their families..Depression is a serious thing and if not check it can bring about our enemy...To all my dear friends do not take your depression lightly.. Seek help if…Continue
Added by T.C. Goodwin on April 29, 2014 at 2:42pm — 2 Comments
Today, I decided to watch "The Bible" on Netflix
It just emphasizes that Jesus is the way the truth and life. He resurrected Lazarus after being dead for four days.....It gives us hope.....still watching....
Added by T.C. Goodwin on April 26, 2014 at 7:34pm — No Comments
.....many of us have lost many that are close to us but I have drawn comfort from reading about our Lord Jesus.... he stated "Even though you die,....you will be made alive...if you have faith you will never die...(John 11:25,26)...
Added by T.C. Goodwin on April 26, 2014 at 2:32pm — No Comments
A variation of the question Kate Sweeney most often gets goes something like this: “What’s a nice girl like you doing writing a book about death?”
Sweeney, a young Atlanta author and public radio producer, has just come out with a book called American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of…Continue
Added by Susan Soper on April 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Hi. I am new here. Never posted anywhere before but here it goes. Two weeks ago today I lost my husband. He had a heart attack and he was only 44. he was my best friend for 25 years. We divorced for a few years but talked every day and got back together 6 years ago. I have an 8 year old daughter who adored him, she was definitely a Daddy's girl. He was more of a Dad to her than her biological one. She seems to be doing OK. She misses him but says he is in heaven watching over her and will…Continue
Added by phyllis eldridge on April 23, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment
Added by Shawn Rene on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments
Enjoyed reading the blog," Should we write an ethical will?" Doing some research, I came across an biblical passage of 2 Kings 20:1. Wills have been done since Biblical times...So, both can be nothing but beneficial.
Added by T.C. Goodwin on April 22, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
When a friend’s mom died, she was left with a box of their correspondence spanning decades. The letters were vivid reminders of the close relationship they shared, but they weren’t much solace in the sad weeks and months that she painfully mourned. My friend was lost; she confided that she wished her mother had left something behind that told her how to live her life without her.…Continue
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I have lost two very close to me that I know died of a broken heart. The spouse dies and a few days later the other spouse dies. I did some research and found that this can happen
*** g95 10/22 p. 31 Can You Die of a Broken Heart? ***
"Stephen M. Oppenheimer, a neurologist at Johns Hopkins University medical school in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., believes he has identified a part of the brain that links the heart with the emotions. The insular cortex is a small part of the brain…
Added by T.C. Goodwin on April 20, 2014 at 6:49am — No Comments
Q. My friend’s father just died unexpectedly, which left the family scrambling to write an obituary for him. Their experience made me think about writing an obit for my own 75-year-old father now – while I have the time and composure. If I do it now, I can also ask him questions about what information he’d want me to include or…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on April 17, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
It was time to clean my desk, so I emptied all the cubbyholes and dumped everything on the table. I sorted through old baby announcements, wedding invitations, endearing birthday cards and sweet thank you notes. I started a pile to keep and a stack to shred and then, to my surprise, I found two condolence messages tucked into eulogies from my mother’s…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on April 10, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments
Q. I’ve tried online dating on a variety of websites, but have never been interested in continuing to see someone after a first meeting for coffee or lunch. There hasn’t been any chemistry. Any advice? I had a very good marriage and my friends say my standards are too high. But I’m not willing to just “settle.”…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on April 9, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment
So I'm new to this whole thing.. But here's the story. I'm 17 years old and my big brother (24) committed suicide on September 30th. He was a really bad drinker, and he knew he needed help. He was my best friend. I went through a stage of about a year an a half getting bullied, and he was the only one that was there for me and helped me through it. I spent every waking moment with him, he would even sleep on my floor in my room some nights. We went riding, fishing, everytime I was hungry…Continue
Added by Abbi Loper on April 9, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments
Reading the victims of murder page and my heart goes out to those who are suffering . I pray that families stay strong. Things are definitely getting bad to worse. Who would think that a family friend would do such a thing. Justice will prevail- Romans 12:19
Added by T.C. Goodwin on April 8, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments
My friend Janet once told me that parents raise their children to be independent and, therefore, they won’t get along all the time. I always thought of this in the years that my mom and I lived under one roof following my divorce in 2011.
I had a house in my hometown in Illinois and we had moved her there the…Continue
Added by Michelle Rusk (Linn-Gust) on April 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I was in a relationship while finding out my father's death. Sadly, he just couldn't understand why I felt upset and sad over my father's death 2 years later. He would belittle how I felt and told me that I was self imposing it (trying to play a psychiatrist which he wasn't by any means)I learned that while still dealing with the aftermath of my dad I was in an emotional abusive relationship on top of still dealing with estate issues and the absence of my dad. I also sense that he was…Continue
Added by Jenn B on April 2, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments
A couple of recent obituaries have received widespread notice online and in the media. One, for an actor, was so low-key it was almost unrecognizable; the other was so quirky its subject was unmistakable.
What they shared in common was they were both first-person obits.
That’s not so unusual these days as people are taking charge of their end-of-life activities…Continue
Added by Susan Soper on April 1, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments