The longer version of the Serenity Prayer has a phrase in it that has always caused me to stop and ponder what it means. Here's one perspective on what it means to pray, "...accepting hardship as the pathway to peace."
When we experience loss, it's important to find healthy ways to process what we're feeling and dealing with. The grief cleanse is one tool Cam has used and found very powerful as a way to find deeper healing and relief.
A process that validates your grief and helps you release the pain of your loss.
Matthew 5:4 TM You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.
Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Step 1: Get quiet and comfortable (breathe in and out a few...
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[The following is the transcript of this week’s video. It’s not word for word but a close representation of what Cam said in his video. This transcript is provided for those of you who are unable to watch the video or would prefer to read the message instead of listen to it].
I have a question for you that I'd like you to think about for just for a few minutes.
Is your grief and loss model that you're working with adequate? There's been so many losses this last year. So many people that are dealing with transition, dealing with job loss, financial loss, loss of health. People have lost family members. There's been a great disturbance in the whole church community — going from the way things used to be to whatever the way things might look like in the future.
I want to suggest that your loss model and my loss model, if it looks like this (see image), might be inadequate. This model does have value and can help...