Out of the depths

(A post from a Christian perspective.)  There is a lot in the Bible about joy. “The joy of the Lord is your strength”, “happy is the people whose God is the Lord”, and so on. Many churches today emphasise these “happy messages” and sometimes equate spirituality and faith with being happy and positive. But this…

Mamma Mia!

(MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! The fact that I’m commenting on this film on a grief/bereavement blog should be a fair clue where this is headed!) With Mamma Mia 2 now out in the cinemas, I went with a friend for a bit of light amusement. I’m not exactly an Abba fan, but the idea of a corny film…

Digital legacy news

Perhaps you saw this in the news recently (July 2018), but I thought it would be worthwhile updating the Digital Legacy section of this blog as it is quite a landmark ruling. In brief: Facebook must grant a grieving mother access to her late daughter’s profile and private messages, Germany’s highest court for civil and criminal…