Out of the Depths (Grief and Faith #8)

(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…

Endings and beginnings

However painful your grief at this moment, there will be days in the year ahead when you will wake up and realise that there is (at least) one thing that you are looking forward to. There will be days that end with the thought, “I’m glad I did that today.” And that’s how you’ll get through 2021.