Dying, Grieving, and Biblical Faith

I am a hospice chaplain on the Alabama Gulf Coast and this is where I share on topics of dying, grieving, and biblical faith. Please visit the Blog page to find over 300 articles on these topics and more. Below, are some popular posts from the Bereavement Care category…

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Support Group

My hospice organization is working on plans for me to lead a Grief Support Group in Foley, Alabama starting in a few weeks. This will be a relaxed gathering for those touched by the death of a loved one who may be looking for ways to cope better. This is not a classroom structured group, but more of a fellowship style gathering with coffee and snacks. You can participate as much or as little as you may wish, no one will be singled out. Contact me to ask to be notified about details.

 

New Resource

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. You’ll find more details at the Books page or you can read the 8 chapters of contents 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…

 

Daily Devotions

Join me in a free email devotional when you visit the Subscription Form and start an inspirational journey through 365 selected Bible verses in chronological order from Genesis to Revelation with brief pastoral insight, encouragement, and prayer application. You can learn more and read archive devotionals at the Devotions page.

 

Verse Finder

If you are looking for an easy to use tool to find Bible verses on a particular topic, visit the Topical Verse Finder page. This is a collection of over 390 topics, listed in alphabetical order, that are linked to a page with Bible verses on that topic. Use this tool to quickly search for what the Bible says on your topic of study.