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Recent Obituaries

James Matthews 12/11/2019

James Edward Matthews was born on February 27, 1937 in...

Lilith Jepsen 12/09/2019

Lilith Jepsen 12/09/2019

Lilith Marie Jepsen age 4 months earned her angel wings...

John Evans 12/09/2019

John Evans 12/09/2019

John W. Evans, age 87 of New Richmond, WI, died Monday...

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Missing Out on What is to Come: 12 Months Later

Missing Out on What is to Come: 12 Months Later

The bible tells us in the book of Job 14:5 that our “days are numbered.”  For the past few weeks, I had been numbering the days. Let me explain. My Dad was ‘”promoted to Glory” nearly one year ago.  Every month since the day he died, there have been very few days when I have

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Grief & Healing

Three Good Things, An Attitude of Gratitude, Count Your Blessings

Three Good Things, An Attitude of Gratitude, Count Your Blessings

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, M.A.P.S., BCC   When we are grieving, it can feel like we are carrying the weight of the world in our bodies, experiencing the wave of all kinds of feelings, thoughts and behaviors as we move forward with our lives.  One thanatologist described this as going through the “grief pit”. Going through

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Going Back to Work After a Death

Going Back to Work After a Death

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC After the death of her father, Mary said that she dreaded going back to work. “Don’t get me wrong,” she said. “My co-workers are supportive and really wonderful. I just don’t look forward to repeating myself all day long about what happened to dad, or all the many ‘I’m

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Grief Dreams

Grief Dreams

by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC The dream began… I had a dream from my deceased five-year old daughter.  She appeared to be floating near the ceiling of our bedroom.  She was healthy with curly hair(she had died from cancer and was almost bald and severely jaundiced and bloated before death.).  She was smiling and

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