Unwanted Gift of Grief

Dear Folks -

In Bill's absence this Sunday we have the privilege to hear Dr. Tim VanDuivendyk. Dr. VanDuivendyk is a system executive for Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy with the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.  Also, he serves as chaplain, a Marriage and Family Therapist and author of the recently published book, The Unwanted Gift of Grief:  A Ministry Approach.


Tim will be addressing the unwanted gift of grief. It is important that we understand the embracing of grief as a vehicle that transforms and heals us toward new life. This transforming gift is a healing process given to us by God, even as we cry out "My God! My God! Why hast thou forsaken me?" He will touch briefly on how do you help someone who is in the middle of the wilderness of grief whether a colleague in the office or a neighbor. This is a course that VanDuivendyk wishes could be at the heart of the curriculum in every congregation, high school and university settings.


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