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Quick Fixes


Sometimes we don’t know what to say or do when someone is grieving over the lost of someone or something important. So we are tempted to rush in with a “quick fix.” Have you ever said, “Try to look on the bright side.” “Count your blessings.” “Think positive.” Are these expressions helpful or hurtful? Hear […]

Writing Notes


“Nothing replaces the letter/note of encouragement, of comfort, or of condolence. Letters can be our lifeline to faraway friends and family, but don’t overlook them for those suffering nearby. Although a visit offers time to listen, to laugh and cry together, a letter is tangible. It can be read when no one is around, or […]

Prayer Shawl

Shawls … symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been  uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles…” Written in 1998 by: Janet Bristow Copyright ©2011  Prayer Shawl:  What is a Prayer Shawl? […]