When the soul leaves the body … reacting to a sudden unexpected death

Posted on February 14th, 2020
Posted by Allen McMullen under Dealing with loss, General
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Sometimes, if you are open to it, you can receive amazing information in the most unlikely ways.  For example, there was a driver who was taking a woman to the airport when she received the news that a family member had died. The woman gasped and her driver, who was from another culture, asked if […]

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Make Family the Foundation for Funeral Planning

Posted on February 7th, 2020
Posted by Allen McMullen under Funeral service, Preplanning
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There are two ways to take care of funeral planning: 1) you can plan your own funeral in advance or 2) your survivors can plan your funeral for you after your death. Regardless of when or who plans the funeral, the planning needs to begin from the inside out. It needs to start with your […]

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Who Will Take Care of My Funeral Plans?

Posted on January 31st, 2020
Posted by Allen McMullen under Funeral service, Preplanning
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It is not uncommon for people to ask themselves, “Since I never had any children, who will take care of my funeral plans?” That is all the more reason to preplan your own funeral! Each state has laws that say who will “own” your body when you die.  The “owner” is responsible for making and […]

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Get Your Family Involved in Funeral Planning

Posted on January 24th, 2020
Posted by Allen McMullen under Funeral service, Preplanning
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When death is near or has just occurred, there are so many things to do and yet there is nothing you can do. You feel helpless. You can’t make the person well or bring them back.  But you know you will, very soon, need to make many decisions about the service, the final resting place, […]

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Funerals are for Saints and Sinners

Posted on January 17th, 2020
Posted by Allen McMullen under Funeral etiquette, Funeral service
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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 […]

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