Talking About Death While You’re Alive

Take a listen as Jason B. Rosenthal shares his experience after losing his wife of 26 years to ovarian cancer in this TED talk entitled: The Journey Through Loss and Grief.  Tissues will be required but his life lessons will touch you.

And then, before we chicken out, let’s encourage each other to have those difficult talks, the ones where we discuss death even when we’re alive … because they are truly important.


Vivid memories held dear

Young mummy
MOM: 12 Oct 1939 – 19 Apr 2009


I have very vivid memories of my mom, some better than others.

I remember the sacrifices she made to raise my sister and I, as she bent over the kitchen sink for example washing her hair instead of going to a professional stylist. Continue reading Vivid memories held dear

“I am making everything new!”

Photo credit: | Photographer: Jacquie Reed
Photo credit: | Photographer: Jacquie Reed

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Revelation 21:3-5 (NIV)

I have decided. Sometimes you just have to forego reading the newspaper or watching the news on television. It’s emotionally nerve-racking to continuously feed your mind with suicides, murders, domestic violence incidents, chemical warfare, terrorist acts and politicians whose stories keep changing.

Continue reading “I am making everything new!”