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Heroes Unsung: the best of us in Boston and Texas

We honor all our heroes in Boston and Watertown, MA and West, TX: Police, EMTs, Firefighters, Armed Service Men and Women.  Our hearts especially go out to those who lost loved ones.  HEROES UNSUNG Without a thought for yourselves You … Continue reading

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Healing’s Slow to Come: our response to suicide grief

Healing’s slow to come from this chaos of the heart ~ Lyrics from Chaos of the Heart At Music for the Soul, our team has been prayerfully reading and re-posting various blogs and articles written in response to the very … Continue reading

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Mental Illness: Helping the Church Help the Hurting

Originally posted on Sandscribblings:
In the last decades of my father-in-law’s life, he slipped into a fog of mental illness from which he never returned. We did our best to help him–to find a diagnosis and effective medications. The years…

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The Music Of What Is Happening

There is an old Irish story about Fionn Mac Cumhail. Fionn asks his followers, “What is the finest music in the world?”  They suggest answers: the cuckoo calling from the hedge, the ring of a spear on a shield, the … Continue reading

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Hope is Grief’s Best Music ~ In Honor of National Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week began on Sunday and continues until Saturday; a week that surrounds World Suicide Prevention Day, held yesterday, September 10th. For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives. Nearly … Continue reading

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Drink Deep: In Honor of Your Loved One

“Grief is a journey, often perilous and without clear direction,” writes author Molly Fumia. “The experience of grieving cannot be ordered or categorized, hurried or controlled, pushed aside or ignored indefinitely. It is inevitable as breathing, as change, as love. … Continue reading

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In Our Silence…With a Song

“She’s back on heroin again. I don’t know what to do – it breaks my heart to watch her self-destruct!” “The cancer is back. I can’t deal with this anymore!” “I know he’s still using pornography and acting out with … Continue reading

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