Loss of Faith

 There are a number of ways that we can ‘lose faith.’ If someone disappoints or betrays us, we may lose faith in them. Those experiencing a significant loss may also say they have lost faith in God, the world, society-at-large or in others. This is a challenging place to be. In my humble opinion, if […]

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Death of a Hero

On June 17, 2011, Betty Fox, mother of Terry Fox died. I never met the Fox family; however, I remember exactly the moment that Terry Fox dipped his foot into the waters of St. John’s Newfoundland to mark the beginning of his Marathon of Hope. My family and I had recently moved to Northern British […]

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The Loss of a Father

  This is dedicated to my grandfather, father, brother, and to the father of my children. It’s been many  years since we held them close, but we have never forgotten them. My Grandfather The memories our family shares of these men are vast. Some are joyful, others are painful. The differences that any of us had […]

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The Loss of Joy

Precious babies and newborn animals bring joy to so many. Painting, photography, sculpting, gardening, mountain climbing and cooking are also ways that people experience joy. When you suffer a loss and it snuffs the joy out of your life, it’s difficult to put a smile on your face. Death, divorce, and other painful transitions, including […]

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