Journal Thru Grief
This grief devotional journal encourages the griever to bring God into their pain as a healer and a guide; and not reject Him in their anger. In the front is a gift page and a place to put the loved one’s picture. The pages start with a scripture followed by the author’s thoughts and reflections, space to journal and a prompt for prayer. Woven throughout are pages to write a letter to the loved one and other pages to put a picture and write about that special memory. The page break evolved and became part of the message. The tapers represent eternity: eternity past and eternity future. The center image is the current moment in time. The journal starts with the raw emotion of recent loss. The journal progresses to encourage the griever to give thanks for the time they had and the memories that remain. The page break progresses and in the second half you start to see a sunrise. In the last part of the book the sun has fully risen and the hand of God is holding it; portraying He has been present the entire journey. It is in the last part the griever is asked to manifest God’s glory through their journey by reaching out to others who are experiencing recent loss.
Webhealing.com, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.
Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality. The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.