Resources: Personal Reflections on Death & Grief

Epiphany in the Hospital Corridor

By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland


As my father lay dying on Christmas, the wail of a newborn jars me into understanding why I was wrong to feel sorry for myself.


12/13/2000



Thanksgiving With Grandma

By Ellen Leventry


11/22/2000A final holiday of fun with the family



Death of a Grandparent

A faith community was there when my kids and I needed it most.


08/15/2000


By Jean Fitzpatrick

Casualties of War

A Vietnam Vet reflects on the deaths of men in his platoon--and his responsibility for them.


05/26/00


By Robert Nylen

Death Comes to Paradise

The impending death of a pet prompts thoughts of human mortality.


05/16/00


By Susan Potter Stewart

A Modern Psalm of Loss

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A bereaved mother expresses her sorrow and her faith in verse.


04/25/00


By Ann Weems

Prodigal Grief

A bereaved father finds comfort in the parable of the Prodigal Son.


04/04/00


By Richard Wile

My Wife Died Suddenly Last March.

02/11/2000


By Bernie Glassman

Daddy has died

A young widow shares her family's experience with sudden loss.


01/03/00


By Debbie Jospin

Eulogy for Alex

"God doesn't go around this world with his fingers on triggers, his fist around knives, his hands on steering wheels."


12/20/99


By Reverend William Sloane Coffin

Everyone Cries in the Same Language

With the "wrong language" and the "wrong religion," a rabbi helped grieving families at the site of the Egypt Air crash.


12/20/99


By Andrea Gouze

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