Surviving Grief and Loss During the Holidays

By Lanise Shortell

image source: Jackie Lea Sommers

During a season of deep grief, I developed an acronym to easily focus my heart and soul. This tool adheres to what experts say, with a spiritual focus: R.E.S.T. Rest allows God to enter your space of brokenness. His presence has the biggest impact when He enters into space that is quiet and unencumbered with activity. Wholeness develops when we align our hearts with God. I, like you, have experienced significant loss. Loss has different impacts, depending on the season you are in. In all seasons, I have found it comforting to seek and find tools that lead me to the gift of God’s presence… Read More

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