Thanksgiving Reflection: The Fragility of Life and Gratitude

By Joe LaGuardia – A Thanksgiving reflection. Reflecting on the fragility of life and the significance of gratitude, the poet of Psalm 39 wrote, “Hear my prayer, O Lord . . . for I am your passing guest, a sojourner, like my ancestors” (v. 12). This author is not alone in facing the finality ofContinue reading “Thanksgiving Reflection: The Fragility of Life and Gratitude”

Facing Father’s Day without a father

I’ve written extensively for my county’s newspaper, The Rockdale Citizen, about the hardship and grief associated with motherloss during the holidays and Mother’s Day (read it about it here and here).  What about the loss of fathers during Father’s Day? Grief hits us most profoundly when special occasions occur, especially firsts.  This weekend, grief willContinue reading “Facing Father’s Day without a father”