Category Archives: Arrangements

EdOp: A Life Should Be Celebrated

Very frequently we have to re-educate our colleagues in the funeral services profession that every family, every loved one who has died, deserves some form of spirituality in their final farewells. I’ve commented on that aspect of my chaplaincy ministry … Continue reading

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Choose Humility over Self-righteousness

As I mentioned in my introduction, the family interview plays a significant role in how the service is designed, which music is selected, what readings will be read. It sometimes happens that when reviewing an obituary, after having been briefed … Continue reading

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