BOOKS & WEBSITES
On Grief and Grieving
Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler
The reality is that you will grieve forever.
You will not “get over” the loss of a loved one;
you will learn to live with it.
You will heal and you will rebuild yourself
around the loss you have suffered.
You will be whole again,
but you will never be the same
nor would you want to.
Ennobled for Success
Discover Wisdom-Filled Lessons to Support You in Living an Ennobled, Empowered, and Positive Life
By Dr. Kasthuri Henry, PhD, CTP
Step into your purpose.
Embrace a life of being ennobled.
As you take charge of your destiny
and navigate towards your success,
maintain perspective and find your inner joy.
Keep the faith that the universe will rise-up to meet you
because it is perfectly in tune with the
energy you create around you.
The Way of Love: The Episcopal Church
An Invitation to Practice the Way of Love
In the first century Jesus of Nazareth inspired a movement. A community of people whose lives were centered on Jesus Christ and committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial, and redemptive love. Before they were called “church” or “Christian,” this Jesus Movement was simply called “the way.”
Today I believe our vocation is to live as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. But how can we together grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world? …
By entering into reflection, discernment and commitment around the practices of Turn – Learn – Pray – Worship – Bless – Go – Rest, I pray we will grow as communities following the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus. His way has the power to change each of our lives and to change this world.
Your brother in the Way of Jesus,
The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people,
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
—New Testament, Ephesians 3:17-19
Life Help / Suicide: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
“Through His Atonement, Jesus Christ experienced the fulness of mortal challenges so He could know ‘how to succor his people according to their infirmities.’ Since the Savior has suffered anything and everything that we could ever feel or experience, He can help the weak to become stronger.”
—James E. Faust, “The Atonement: Our Greatest Hope,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 20
“Mortal life is a precious gift from God—a gift that should be valued and protected.”
— M. Russell Ballard, “Suicide: Some Things We Know, and Some We Do Not,” Ensign, Oct. 1987, 6–9).
“When someone takes their own life, only God is able to judge their thoughts, their actions, and their level of accountability. Suicide need not be the defining characteristic of an individual’s eternal life.”
—Dale G. Renlund, “Grieving after a Suicide” (video, suicide.ChurchofJesusChrist.org).
But the Lord said unto Samuel,
Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature;
because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth;
for man looketh on the outward appearance,
but the Lord looketh on the heart.
—Old Testament, 1 Samuel 16:7