Mourning And Christmas

A THEOLOGY OF GRIEF Paul Khosla have so many Christmas memories. Does anyone remember Evie singing “Come On, Ring Those Bells”? It was a contemporary Christian music Christmas hit. I also remember the poorly-shaped fir trees my dad would rescue from a tree lot seemingly every year, and that fake snow you could spray on … Read more

RECOGNIZING AND NAVIGATING TRAUMA

When we experience trauma, it can rewrite how we see the world, how we see others and how we see ourselves. Multiple studies have shown that trauma can fundamentally alter someone’s brain, causing them to struggle for years without realizing the underlying issue. To help you understand this large, complex area of mental health, Focus … Read more

Is Healing From Trauma Possible? My Story Is Proof

Dealing with death is uncomfortable, to say the least. In my experience, people don’t often know how to respond to someone healing from trauma. When one has a death in the family, you hear so many people saying either the same things or some really weird things. Don’t get me wrong. I know people mean … Read more

Why Grief Is Evidence for God

Grief is an all-consuming, universal human experience that takes many forms. Parents grieve a child whose life is cut short; children grieve a parent whose memory fades; childless couples grieve what could have been and may never be. The ill and elderly grieve losing health and independence, and unprocessed grief can lead to illness and … Read more

Help me if you can: Coping with life-threatening situations

Dr. Bill Webster’s latest 184 page book designed to assist family’s and individuals coping with life threatening situations. Packed with understanding and practical suggestions, including the need for professional services,legal and financial planning, and funeral arrangements.

The Fierce Goodbye: Hope in the wake of suicide

One December day, the daughter-in-law of Lloyd and Gwendolyn Carr shot herself. Like any suicide, this one left a family with immense pain and many questions. But unlike most families surviving a suicide, this one included a trained biblical scholar and a sensitive poet. Besides facing and attempting to deal with the unavoidable grief, Lloyd … Read more

A Decembered Grief: Living with loss while others are Celebrating

Suffering the loss of a loved one at any time of the year is difficult, yet during the holidays or special occasions, those grieving experience a more intense sense of loss. The world is moving forward and celebrating life and all its blessings, yet for grievers, a darkness pervades the holiday. This book is an … Read more