Author Interview: God’s Mercies After Suicide by Jean Ann Williams

Author Interview: God's Mercies After Suicide by Jean Ann Williams

A few weeks ago, I found out a friend of a friend had lost a loved one to suicide. And then, more recently, we’ve all been shocked by the suicide of the Linkin Park member, Chester Bennington. I don’t know either of these people personally, and yet, I feel sadness. Tragedy like this (tragedy of any kind) is uncomfortable. Vastly uncomfortable. Honestly, before we get started, I have to admit that I didn’t want to touch this book (story) with...
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welcome sadness

welcome sadness

Sadness is an uncomfortable guest. When you see sadness coming, reach out to her, hands cradling her chin and kiss her hair. She needs to be invited in, welcomed and given space at your table and your bookshelf. To ignore sadness is like ignoring a broken bone that needs attention, to be realigned and bandaged, and bone healing takes time and it hurts. welcome sadness. I remember this one day where I woke up sad. Ridiculously and mopey sad. Blue bled...
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20-Something and Grieving Process

20-something and grieving

To be 20-something and grieving is hard.   20-Something and Grieving Some don’t experience grief, sadness, or loss until later in life while others face this emptying too early. Sorrow is the part of life that doesn’t usually show up on Instagram or Facebook. After all, those platforms are for contrived and perfect photos. Good vibes only. And if someone does post their difficulties, there will always be at least one comment (and a hundred others thinking), “Is Facebook (or other...
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Six Books for Grief and Loss

books for grief, canva, books

This year, I’ve read some life changing books for grief (or perhaps they should be called gentle counselors) so I wanted to highlight them for you as your friendly, girl-next-door book nerd, who didn’t even have the capacity to google search grief during those hard days. I love books. Books not only entertain, but they often teach me how to handle life, whether the hero is befriending a mythical beast or blowing the whistle at a culturally-accepted injustice (because aren’t...
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