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  • Cookie ministry provides comfort

    by Pam Horne, posted Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Brandy Blanton
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP) -- The simplicity of a single homemade cookie. Could it be a source of sustenance for those mourning the death of a loved one?

    Six and a half years and more than 50,000 cookies later, the answer is most definitely yes.

    When Evelyn Pearson first asked herself that question she was a longtime member of Oak Valley Baptist Church in Franklin, Tenn. She had experienced the deaths of her father-in-law and then her mother. Coping with the pain of loss led Pearson to attend a non-denominational ministry held at Oak Valley called GriefShare. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When tears arrive

    by Diana Davis, posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Diana Davis relays ideas for ministry when death comes to a member of your church or an unchurched friend. Acts of compassion, she writes, "can remind the bereaved of God's love for them." Read More