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The Third Stage of Prayer—Giving Thanks

The Minnesota storyteller Kevin Kling was born with a birth defect—his left arm was disabled and much shorter than his right. Then, in his early ...


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Doctors Research the Unique Cries of Newborns

A baby's cry just sounds like any other baby cry, right? Actually, an article in The Wall Street Journal reports that new medical research is showing ...


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HBO Documentary Records Our Secret Pain

A 2012 HBO Documentary followed the performance artist Marina Abramovic in her work called "The Artist Is Present." Over a period of 90 days, 850,000 ...


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Man Saddened that Friends Can't Share His Grief

The British novelist Julian Barnes tried to capture the loneliness of what he calls "grief-work." After thirty years of marriage, his wife Pat died from ...


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Ambulance Driver Reflects on Newtown Tragedy

[Shortly after Christmas 2012], I addressed the New England town of Newtown, Connecticut, a community reeling from the murder of 20 schoolchildren ...


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Asking 'Why' in the Wake of Parents' Divorce

Tullian Tchividjian tells the following story about trying to deal with the pain of his parent's unexpected divorce:

I remember going to see [the Christian ...

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Children's Book Character Carries His "Sadness Shield"

We all seem to need a strategy for coping with the experience of grief. In the screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book Where ...


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Classic Fairy Tales Highlight the Struggles of Life

Naomi Zacharias writes of her experiences as director of Wellspring International, an advocate for at-risk women and children around the world. She has ...


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The Shortest Complete Story Reveals Life's Brokenness

[This] is often called the shortest complete story in English, supposedly written by Ernest Hemingway. It is only six words long:

"For sale: baby ...

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Jewish 'Shiva' Practice Helps Loved Ones Grieve

After witnessing firsthand the devastating effects of civil war, oppressive regimes, and natural disasters, Palmer Chichen has observed that the Hebrew ...


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