Grief Archives - Seedbed

What can I do when my mind gets stuck asking the question, "Why?" Michelle Marx shares four steps to get you moving forward again.

I was standing there watching people come forward who have become cherished family members to me, and I was dipping my thumb in this glass bowl of pitch black ashes—a symbol not only of penitence, but of mortality. I was making the sign of the cross on their foreheads. Some of them were weeping, but with all of them, the sense of heaviness was as palpable as the deep, familial love we shared.

As soon as your children become adults and leave home, you stand there thinking, "What now?" Heather Butler shares her transition into having an adult child leave for college, and how grace helps her walk through that transition.

We are really good at tending to physical wounds most of the time. Michelle Marx shares why we need to tend well the wounds of the heart and soul.

Jesus says that in this world, we will have trouble. Trouble is the norm. Marilyn Elliott shares the answer to getting past the stink.

My Grandma Arnold passed away last month after a valiant battle with cancer. Her death came on the heels of a messy 2014 – a year that, for me, was littered with fractured friendships, unmet expectations, and the diagnosis of a heart condition.

October is infant and pregnancy loss awareness month. Our prayers are with all those who are grieving the loss of a child at any stage. Rachel Paddock shares an intimate look into the life and loss of her unborn child, Micah.

What do you do when your heart is too heavy to sing? Michelle Marx discusses worship and how sometimes, it really is a sacrifice.

For many people, Mother's Day is not a day filled with celebration. For those of us who were abandoned or have lost their mothers, it can be downright painful. In today's post, Kathy Milans shares six ways to survive (and even grow) through a painful Mother's Day.

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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