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Last summer, I had the opportunity to visit the West Coast for the first time. As I drove along the highway, I watched out the window, admiring the beaches and the Pacific Ocean. Never …
May 31, 2024
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Summertime is often associated with the beauty of creation—blue skies, a bright sun, gentle clouds; plants, trees, and grasses all dancing in a happy wind; birds chirping, squirrels hopping, and dogs napping in the …
May 1, 2024
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Grief is a universal experience, touching the lives of each and every one of us at some point. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or the shattering …
March 27, 2024
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What I learned all those years ago was that in walking in the truth of my own vulnerable, fragile humanity, in reaching out and meeting a grieving person from this humbled place, God’s spirit …
April 1, 2023
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Whatever your vantage point, stop and look around. This person may be currently grieving, that person may be about to be levelled by loss, that person may finally be coming up for air. You …
December 1, 2022
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Arguably one of the most beautiful, poetic descriptions of what we can hope for, both for ourselves and our loved ones who have died, is the verse from 1 Corinthians: “Eye has not seen, …
November 1, 2022
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No matter what loss you’re grieving, we don’t want you to be alone. Ever. But the truth is that many people are alone with their grief. There are myriad reasons for this reality, and …
October 4, 2022
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In the weeks and months that followed 9/11, we shared with our church family, our friends, and colleagues the news of Becky’s tragic passing. Our church family kept saying how “strong” we were during …
September 1, 2022
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A loved one dies, and so many blocks come crashing down. Plans crash. Dreams crash. A future comes to an end. The pain of our losses is shattering; our broken hearts don’t quite know …
August 1, 2022
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There are so many situations in our lives where we withdraw from or exclude what makes us uncomfortable and confused, whether it is our own grief or another’s. How important it is though, for …
July 1, 2022
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I have thought of this memory often since his passing; the image of my dying father on his knees will stay with me forever, teaching me a profound lesson each time the memory comes.
June 1, 2022
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Discussed Cornerstone of Hope's Mission on Mornings with Mark & Gabe, WKJA 91.9 FM BARBERTON, Ohio (May 12, 2022) - Cornerstone of Hope's CEO and founder, Mark Tripodi was a guest on Heartfelt Radio's …
May 12, 2022
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A Mother’s reflection on pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage and adoption.
May 3, 2022
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Not one day goes by that I don't think about my Mom and miss her but I rest in God's promise that we will see each other again. It's that promise that carries me—and …
April 1, 2022
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Looking at the sacred heart of Jesus, we see the heart of God made human, experiencing every hurt, pain and bitter suffering the human heart is able to feel.
March 1, 2022
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...If, amidst the mishaps and disorder of this world, we seek God with all our hearts, we will come to understand that God’s ways are not our ways, and that sometimes love is found …
February 1, 2022
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...just as the first followers of Jesus were overwhelmed by the way that God brought about Redemption... so too we can trust that the Author of our lives has an ending to our stories …
April 1, 2021
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Your experience can help someone else, someone else's experience can help you and this swapping of information can help one another through life's most horrible moments. You are not alone. This sharing is comfort.
January 27, 2021

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