Podcast 141: Finding Life After Traumatic Loss (Alan with Mel Lawrenz)

Sep 21, 2020

The theme of today’s episode is grief, and especially grief related to traumatic loss. As a culture, we’re not very comfortable with or even very good at grieving. But we are facing a great deal of loss, maybe more chronic than traumatic, but loss nonetheless. I think today’s conversation may help you in ways you didn’t expect.

About three years ago, our guest, author Mel Lawrenz, got a text from his wife that their thirty-year-old daughter, Eva, wasn’t...

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Merry Christmas

Dec 25, 2019

No long blog from us today. We simply wanted to say Merry Christmas to you. 

We know that this day may hold all kinds of emotions and dynamics for you. For some this day is pure joy, and for others this day carries the weight of grief.

No matter your situation, we do pray that you will experience the reality of “God with us” in the birth of Jesus.

“Jesus is here” is real. A mom and a dad, shepherds, angels and wise men unveil the story.

Simply and humbly, Jesus...

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What's the Rush

Jun 12, 2019

There is a theme I’ve been noticing as I talk with people these days. It’s not new, but it is standing out a little more often in these culturally rushed and busy days of ours.

The theme is this: People tend to think there is something wrong with them if they are not progressing quickly through their current situation. Whether it’s a difficult work situation, a troubled relational issue, or a period of extended grief, many people are convinced that quickly is the only...

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Podcast 24: Pain and Loss as Unexpected Grace

Nov 20, 2017


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In this episode, we are talking about pain and loss. It is an inevitable part of all of our lives. We want to try to give some perspective on pain and how it can actually be viewed as a grace. If you are in the middle of deep pain right now, I’m sure that the word “grace” is not on the tip of your tongue. We are so sorry that you are so heavy and burdened right now. We hope you can hear this and tuck it away for a day when...

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