Grief Archives - Seedbed

Typically, we shout Hosanna in a celebratory way while our sweet children wave palm branches on Palm Sunday. But, Hosanna is not always a joyful cry. Keith Turner shares the meaning of the word Hosanna and what it means as a cry of desperation: "Lord, save now!"

Is your mind plagued with nagging questions that won't go away? Do you long for answers that never seem to come? Patricia Taylor shares about letting go of one crippling question, and why you should ditch it too.

Children learn best by the hands-on work of play and journeying through everyday life. Marilyn Elliott shares a teachable experience she had with her kids. When their pet hamster died, she used the experience to help them understand what happens when a loved one passes away.

Self-harm and suicidal tendencies are destructive forces that touch many lives. But, for the average person, it can be hard to understand, especially for the loved ones of those affected by such difficult problems. Patricia Taylor gives a rare inside look into the thoughts of someone who has struggled with self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

Are you shattered? Is someone you love grieving or in need of healing? Sarah Damaska shares the beauty hidden in suffering and brokenness.

What is the role of sorrow in life? We all know it is unpleasant, and we want to avoid it at all costs. But, we need sorrow! Marilyn Elliott shares the benefits of sorrow and how it can open us up to real, authentic life which later leads to joy.

We often pretend that we know what is going on in the life of the church, but somewhere deep inside, we are wondering what in the world Lent is anyway! Patricia Taylor explains what this season of the church is, and why our souls desperately need what Lent has to offer.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Charlotte Easley shares resources that emphasize the importance of having tough conversations and tips on how you can help.

How can you respond appropriately to tough issues as a pastor? Aaron Perry shares sound advice.

Christians are allowed to experience and express sorrow, but they are often prevented from doing so. Marilyn Elliott shares some thoughts on the role of sorrow and lament in the Christian life.

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