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I was so struck by this reflection on Christmas by Brent Strawn of Emory University entitled “A Pale Blue Christmas” I had to share it. He is challenging the trend in some churches of adding a new service into the regular Christmas fare to invite all who mourn. But, Strawn points out that he has […]

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Worldwide Candle Lighting – December 14th, 7 pm

“So that their lights may always shine” The national bereavement support group “Compassionate Friends” unites friends and family around the globe each year in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. We would like to invite all of you in the […]


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One of the spiritual dynamics of death that is hard to describe in daily, polite conversation is the continued love, presence and spirit of the loved one if we’re willing to acknowledge them and our inner lives. My latest essay for Open to Hope posted October 10 speaks to this interior journey, it is linked […]

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Are you ready for #PennStateFutbol?!

We are one week away from the Annual Mack Brady Game with Penn State’s Men’s Soccer program! This year it will be on September 21st at 1 pm against Ohio State University. We have some special events planned before and after the game. Please feel free to share the attached flyer and/or this post to […]

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I’m really pleased to share that my first essay for Open To Hope, “Another New School Year Begins,” was posted on their site earlier today. Open To Hope is the kind of resource that you don’t know exists until you need it. After Mack died, I began to read every book on grief I could find and […]


Thank you! Union Weekend Success

What a great weekend we had! So many people came to the tailgate and over 100 people bought tickets using the promo code #PENNSTATE14! That means we had over $500 to a general scholarship in memory of Mack and nearly $300 was raised for the Mack Brady Soccer Fund! To top it all off, Zac […]

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