Latest "death" Posts

Not a Laughing Matter-The Death of Robin Williams

robin williamsI, like many of you heard in disbelief the horrible news of the death of Robin Williams. He was truly a national treasure for many decades.  I remember laughing at the sitcom “Mork and Mindy” and years later giggling with my children as we watched “Hook” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Robin Williams’ death is no laughing matter.

Depression is a serious illness in this country.

I have been shocked when dear friends of mine have confided in me their dark secret of suffering from Depression. To hear them describe their symptoms is just unbelievably horrid. The dark cloud that can consume at any second and the feeling of no hope is nothing short of a never-ending nightmare.

Depression coupled with self-medication deepens and complicates the journey. I have been in the midst of watching this battle with a dear person in my life and to say the least, it is heart-breaking.

Posted in death, depression by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

Good Grief: Death and Dying

When I was in college, I took a class called, On Death and Dying, based on a book by Elizabeth Kubler Ross.  It was interesting but I dreaded actually experiencing heart-breaking loss. Losing an animal was always tough but I knew I needed to understand good grief when it came to death and dying.When I was in college, I took a class called, On Death and Dying, based on a book by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.  It was interesting but I dreaded actually experiencing heart-breaking loss. Losing an animal was always tough but I knew I needed to understand good grief when it came to death and dying.

With respect to that time, there are moments when God gives us some sign of levity that things will be okay. I experienced several  “anointed” moments in those low times.

Recently, Thomas and I attended the funeral/memorial service of a wonderful servant.  It truly was a celebration of a “life well lived” but l a death too soon. Still, this is the type of “send-off” we all pray for.

Posted in death, dying by Jane Jenkins Herlong.