Craig Dove
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Craig Dove posted a blog post

Grieving, part 5

A very belated conclusion to the original series: We all experience loss at some point times in our lives, but life goes on whether we’re ready for it to or not. As I write, I’m sitting at the old desk of my friend Pat; beside me on the bookshelf are Jack’s books. Both of these men have died, and as mentors to me in my ministry I often wish they were here to give me advice or offer support when I’m not sure what to do next. They are not forgotten, and I carry their memories with me as I do the…See More
3rd month 25, 2015
Craig Dove posted a blog post

Grieving , part 4

When thinking about the process of grief, depression is probably what comes to most people’s minds. Whether someone you care about has died, you’ve lost a job, or a relationship has ended, it’s natural to be sad. But depression is more than just being sad. It can also be feeling irritable and restless. Or it could be feeling “empty” inside, and not enjoying the things you used to do. Sometimes it shows up as feeling guilty about being happy at all after a loss, because you feel as though you…See More
2nd month 21, 2015
William Peale commented on Craig Dove's blog post 'Grieving, part 3'
"Thanks Craig! I definitely get what your saying here. When my son first became ill many years ago, my wife and I were both offering ourselves to take on our son's suffering. The bargaining and second guessing were constant. At times that urge…"
2nd month 20, 2015
William Peale liked Craig Dove's blog post Grieving, part 3
2nd month 20, 2015
William F Rushby commented on Craig Dove's blog post 'Grieving, part 3'
"Thanks for the insights!"
1st month 28, 2015
Craig Dove posted a blog post

Grieving, part 3

Sorry for the lengthy absence! This is the third part of a series that was published in the local paper, again with light editing.“Suppose,” Abraham asks God, “there were fifty righteous people in Sodom; would you really sweep away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people within it?”When confronted with the possibility of a loss, it is natural to bargain. If the boss threatens to fire us, we may offer to work harder, or maybe take a pay-cut. If a person declares…See More
1st month 27, 2015
William F Rushby liked Craig Dove's blog post Grieving, part 2
12th month 20, 2014
Craig Dove posted a blog post

Grieving, part 2

The is the second part of a series that was previously published in a local paper. I've lightly edited it for this platform; again, although it reflects my Quaker approach to chaplaincy, this isn't explicitly "Quaker." Any thoughts or feedback would be welcome.Job was a righteous man who lost almost everything: his children, his flocks, and his health. And he was angry about it. He wasn't angry at any particular person, not the bandits who made off with his flocks, not with his servants for…See More
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William F Rushby liked Craig Dove's blog post Grieving, part 1
12th month 10, 2014
Craig Dove posted a blog post

Grieving, part 1

The following is something I published in the local paper; as such, it's not explicitly Quaker, but reflects my Quaker perspective. There's more to come, feedback is welcome.  Everyone experiences loss at some point in their lives. Death is the largest loss: whether facing our own mortality, or dealing with the passing of a loved one, it is a life-altering experience. But we face many kinds of losses in all parts of our lives, such as the loss of a job, or of a relationship. Sometimes these are…See More
12th month 10, 2014
Craig Dove commented on Earlham School of Religion's blog post 'Steve Angell answers a Quaker Questionnaire'
"I think Steve's answers do a nice job of blending the historical context of Quakers, the Biblical roots of some of the testimonies, and the present diversity among Friends. The only thing I would have liked to have seen - but perhaps out of the…"
12th month 10, 2014
Matt liked Craig Dove's blog post The Work of the Chaplain
12th month 9, 2014
Craig Dove commented on Earlham School of Religion's blog post 'Quakers Are Mystics'
"I like Forrest's response - God's categories not being the same as ours - but I'm also curious as to the distinction between the mystical and the prophetic.  I haven't yet read all of Tracy's essay, but I find that idea…"
12th month 9, 2014
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Fourth month, tenth day, 2013

At the hospital, after finding out that I had been accepted to the residency program.
12th month 9, 2014
Craig Dove posted a blog post

The Work of the Chaplain

The chaplain is not here to tell you that everything will be okay. In the long run, maybe. But we get to that "long run" faster when we're willing to be in the moment, even when it's unpleasant. I still think the best Biblical advice for helping people cope with loss is found in the book of Job, chapter two, verse thirteen: "They sat with him on the ground for seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great."Because there's nothing to…See More
12th month 9, 2014

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I am a hospice chaplain and a recorded minister by Wilmington Yearly Meeting.
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Grieving, part 5

Posted on 3rd mo. 25, 2015 at 10:13pm 0 Comments

A very belated conclusion to the original series: 

We all experience loss at some point times in our lives, but life goes on whether we’re ready for it to or not. As I write, I’m sitting at the old desk of my friend Pat; beside me on the bookshelf are Jack’s books. Both of these men have died, and as mentors to me in my ministry I often wish they were here to give me advice or offer support when I’m not sure what to do next. They are not forgotten, and I carry their memories with me…

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Grieving , part 4

Posted on 2nd mo. 21, 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

When thinking about the process of grief, depression is probably what comes to most people’s minds. Whether someone you care about has died, you’ve lost a job, or a relationship has ended, it’s natural to be sad. But depression is more than just being sad. It can also be feeling irritable and restless. Or it could be feeling “empty” inside, and not enjoying the things you used to do. Sometimes it shows up as feeling guilty about being happy at all after a loss, because you feel as though you…

Continue

Grieving, part 3

Posted on 1st mo. 27, 2015 at 8:09pm 2 Comments

Sorry for the lengthy absence! This is the third part of a series that was published in the local paper, again with light editing.

“Suppose,” Abraham asks God, “there were fifty righteous people in Sodom; would you really sweep away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people within it?”

When confronted with the possibility of a loss, it is natural to bargain. If the boss threatens to fire us, we may offer to work harder, or maybe take a pay-cut. If a…

Continue

Grieving, part 2

Posted on 12th mo. 16, 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

The is the second part of a series that was previously published in a local paper. I've lightly edited it for this platform; again, although it reflects my Quaker approach to chaplaincy, this isn't explicitly "Quaker." Any thoughts or feedback would be welcome.

Job was a righteous man who lost almost everything: his children, his flocks, and his health. And he was angry about it. He wasn't angry at any particular person, not the bandits who made off with his flocks, not with his…

Continue

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