In our grief, “we find ourselves wondering about the answer to Max Lucado’s question: “Why won’t the sorrow leave me alone?”


In our grief, “we find ourselves wondering about the answer to Max Lucado’s question: “Why won’t the sorrow leave me alone?”


“Because you buried more than a person,” writes Lucado, “you buried some of yourself.”

The Lucado Inspirational Reader

​Kathe Wunnenberg who endured three miscarriages and the death of an infant son, wrote these words: “There is life beyond the sorrow. And as hard as it might be to believe right now, there is even the promise of joy---joy in due season, as you live through your grief one day at a time.”

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

“The reality is that we don’t forget, move on, and have closure, but rather we honor, we remember, and incorporate our deceased children and siblings into our lives in a new way. In fact, keeping memories of your loved one alive in your mind and heart is an important part of your healing journey.”

Harriett Schiff – The Bereaved Parent

“Grieving is not weakness nor absence of faith. Grieving is as natural as crying when you are hurt, sleeping when you are tired or sneezing when your nose itches. It is nature’s way of healing a broken heart.”

Doug Manning – Don’t Take My Grief Away From Me

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly---that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”


Anne Lamott

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that’s mentionable is manageable. When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”


Fred Rogers – Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood (Chap 31, page 210)


"The Grief Letter" began as a personal letter from an associate pastor of a Tallahassee, Florida, flagship church, offering comfort and encouragement to individuals and families mourning the death of a loved one. Grieving recipients began calling it “the grief letter.”

Now “the grief letter” has become a full-length book, titled: “The Grief Letter”


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