Dying, Grief, & Biblical Faith

Welcome to my home on the world wide web! I am a hospice chaplain on the Alabama Gulf Coast and this site is where I share encouragement on the topics of dying, grief, and biblical faith. At the Blog Search page you’ll find 280+ articles on these topics searchable through the categories of Revelation Notes, Pastoral Reflections, Ministry Notes, Mere Observations, Marriage Notes, Deeper Faith, Bible Answers, Bereavement Care, and All Posts.

 

Email Reflections

At the Devotional page you can learn about my free subscription daily email devotional Biblical Reflections, my free devotional email subscription and we’ll journey together through 365 selected Bible verses in chronological order from Genesis to Revelation with brief textual insight, pastoral encouragement, and prayer application.

 

Study Helps

At the Bible Study page you’ll find helpful tools like my download seven lesson Study Guides, the Topical Verse Finder a collection of 389 topics listed in alphabetical order that are linked to a page with Bible verses on that topic, and the Guide to Biblical Prayer an online study on praying biblically, and based on the four principles of prayer as taught by our Lord Jesus.

 

End of Life

Dying and Grieving: What Loved Ones Can Expect is my 39-page resource helping people understand end-of-life spiritual issues, healthcare choices, and guidance in navigating the end-of-life journey. At the Books page you’ll find more details. You can also read the 8 chapters of contents in their pre-book edited posts below:

1) When Someone is Dying — There are signs of dying when a loved-one is struggling with a terminal disease or for whatever reason is at the end of their life. People don’t die…

2) CPR, DNR, and Letting Go — It is a very emotionally difficult position to be in when a physician asks the family if they want them to do all they can to keep your loved one…

3) Styles of Grief — Sitting with families who are hearing the bad news of a loved-ones death is a near daily occurrence for me, as a hospital chaplain at a trauma center. Since…

4) Types of Grief — Previously I shared a post on Styles of Grief but here I want to share a post on Types of Grief. I’m taking my lead from several sources that have referenced…

5) Stages of Grief — In her 1969 book, “On Death and Dying,” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, a Swiss American psychiatrist, introduced us to what we now know as five stages of grief…

6) Objectives & Strategies for Grievers — In the process of grieving, there is no time frame assigned or one-size fits all approach to assure a healthy grieving process…

7) After Your World Shatters — As a chaplain at a trauma hospital just miles from the beaches of the upper Gulf Coast, I frequently deal with patients and families who…

8) Hope Beyond Their DeathThe immediate shock and despair of a loved one’s passing can leave us feeling hopeless about the future. No matter how much we may…