Grief is an issue we all face. Grief is particularly difficult during the holiday season (when there are so many rich memories). That is why we are doing the “Taking the Journey of Grief with Hope” seminar December 8 and 15.

With that in mind we have one request, send out the following tweets over the next two weeks. The link provided goes to the free RSVP page with more information about the event and how to reserve childcare. All you need to do is copy, paste, and tweet.

  • Do you know someone who is facing a difficult time with grief during the holiday season?
  • One out of every one people face grief many times over the course of their life. Are you prepared to grieve well?
  • Everyone who loves will experience grief sooner or later, and the greater the love, the greater the grief.
  • Many people find that the hardest part of the grief journey is simply getting started.
  • Grief: a journey for which none of us are ever fully prepared.
  • Grief is an agony for anyone, any age, any maturity, any faith. Grief takes time.
  • We kissed her cheek and straightened her sheet as if she were there. We simply didn’t know how else to act.
  • Part of the grieving process is putting your loss into words.
  • Grasping that someone you love has died takes a great deal of repetition before you get your mind around this truth.
  • Grief is a normal response to the loss of any significant person, object, or opportunity.
  • Unresolved grief can cause serious emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and social disruptions.
  • A frequent perception of the normal grief-stricken individual is, ‘I’m losing my mind.’
  • Your faith in God should never silence you in the dark hours of grief.
  • God approves your tears.
  • Jesus is acquainted with grief. He understands. He’s not trying to rush us through our sadness.
  • The principle is simple; when words are most empty, tears are most apt.
  • Silence covers wounds before the cleansing has occurred.
  • God’s great story of redemption has much to say about your story of grief.
  • One of the things you can do is to demonstrate how to be sad and to hope and trust at the same time.
  • “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

Part One:  Saturday December 8, 2012
Part Two: Saturday December 15, 2012
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 pm or 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Location: The Summit Church, Brier Creek South Venue
Address: 2415-107 Presidential Drive; Durham, NC 27703
Cost: Free