Category Archives: grief

  1. A Blue Christmas Service: If You’re Hurting at Christmas

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    23 December 2014 by thaliakr

    A Blue Christmas online service for those who are hurting | Sacraparental.com | Image credit: Blue Christmas, Aki Sato

    What is a Blue Christmas Service? Guest writer Melanie recently reflected on the process of putting together a Blue Christmas …
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  2. 10 Things I Learned from Preparing a Blue Christmas Church Service [Guest]

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    23 December 2014 by thaliakr

    Find out about 'Blue Christmas' services, for when Christmas isn't happy | Sacraparental.com

    A warm welcome to guest poster, Melanie Carroll, who is writing today about the Blue Christmas service she ran on …
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  3. ANZAC Day: Some Resources for Reflection

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    24 April 2014 by thaliakr

    I don’t have much of my own to say about ANZAC Day. Like many of my generation I am deeply …
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  4. What’s the Point of Lent? #1: Starting with the Old Testament

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    17 February 2014 by thaliakr

    Jesus fasting in the desert, Jesus and his followers not fasting, Christian parenting, Lent throughout history, fasting in the Bible, fasting in the New Testament, Scot McKnight on fasting, fasting in the early church, what's the point of Lent?

    No one can be right or wrong about how to celebrate Lent, I realised the other day. Lent is a …
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  5. How It Is #10: Like Wearing No Skin

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    10 December 2013 by thaliakr

    What is postnatal / postpartum depression like? For me, it's like wearing no skin. | Sacraparental.com

    I wrote this a few weeks ago. It’s part of a long-running series on my experience of severe postnatal depression, …
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  6. Matters of Life and Death: Euthanasia

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    25 November 2013 by thaliakr

    Christian bioethics, Christian parenting, euthanasia debate, Christian ethics

    ‘It is a tragedy when the human spirit dies before the body. But the answer is not to kill the …
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  7. Matters of Life and Death: Dementia and Ageing

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    19 November 2013 by thaliakr

    dementia, Christian response to dementia, Christian bioethics

    I read some of Sandy’s story on Sunday: I am 57 and was diagnosed in 2004 with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. I was a bank …
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