Grief Archives - Seedbed

Sometimes we like a clean cross with no sign of a struggle at all. Patricia S. Taylor shares what kind of cross we need to encounter when times are dark.

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

My mind began to wander, and by some divine hand, it began to journey to the cross. I began to see her life and mine in the light of the suffering—the whip-marks that tore his flesh—the stripes that He says will heal me. I saw my tormented heart reflected in his agony. "Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow."

Have you ever faced seemingly insurmountable odds? God still has a plan. Kathy Milans reviews Craig and Médine Keener's book, Impossible Love.

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!"

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.

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.

What does a person really need when they are walking through a dark time? Duke Walker shares wisdom that faith-filled depression is better than pseudo-holy hope. Christian faith in the midst of depression is a faith that is grounded in the unchanging nature of God. This is the faith that walks through the valley with the knowledge that God goes with us. To hope for anything else is idolatry and contributes to the depth of despair rather than lifting one out of it.

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

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