Tag Archives: bereavement

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Inside Out – A film for transition

Last Friday we had a Movie Morning. We stayed in our pjs, set up chairs and cosy blankets in the lounge and ate waffles while we watched Inside Out. It was 10 days until we moved house, and I wanted to watch this film with my children so that we could chat about some of […]

Imagining our ‘place’ in God’s house

When I put together the Held in Hope series, we included activities in the books to help families dealing with issues of illness and death. I’m putting together some activities for a funeral next week, so I’m doing an activity from Sam’s Special Book.  In the book the children remember being told that Jesus said […]

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Sharing love, hope and faith with hurting families

A few years ago, I worked on possibly the best set of books I’ve ever been involved with. The series is called Held in Hope, and they are Christian stories about sickness and death for young children (under 7). I worked with the experienced, wonderful and wise chaplains at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and a talented artist, Rhiannon Molart, […]

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Helping bereaved children

Today I feel compelled to write about helping bereaved children fueled by the huge sadness I feel after hearing the news of a friends’ death. She leaves behind two little children as well as a husband, family and friends, and will be sorely missed. Since I worked on the Held in Hope series, I’ve realised […]