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Funerals are for Saints and Sinners

These days we’re hearing a lot about life celebrations. A funeral is a ceremony for someone who has died and the survivors. A celebration of life is a funeral with a celebratory feel and it may or may not have a faith-based component. Celebrating the life of the accomplished, the kind, and the generous feels na...READ MORE

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Control funeral costs by planning ahead

How does planning for your funeral in advance save you money? Doesn’t it just let the funeral home make money on your money? How big a part should emotion play in your funeral selections? First, let’s be honest. Emotion is not a bad thing. Some life events should move us emotionally. Marriage, birth, an...READ MORE

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Food and funerals

Why is food such a fundamental part of any funeral? Food provides comfort and strength. A gift of food shows that we care. It’s natural to connect food with the healing process of a funeral. When should you give food? What’s helpful without being overwhelming?  How do you accept food gracious...READ MORE

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How to dress for a funeral

First, understand that what you wear to the funeral is much less important than actually going to the funeral or gathering.  Don’t underestimate the value of your presence.  Your kind words, shared stories, or even just a hug will mean a great deal to friends and family when there has been a deat...READ MORE

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Enjoyable New Year's resolutions

New year, new you. It’s an exciting concept full of promise, right? Then we take all the fun out of it by resolving to do things we don’t like to do. We’ll lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, give up ice cream. Ugh, no fun at all. So how about selecting enjoyable resolutions instead? Som...READ MORE

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