Charles Cowling
  Posted by Richard Rawlinson How much emphasis in your funeral do you want to be on a celebration of your past life, and how much on a future life beyond death?  
Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
  In the southern states of the US they like to eat big after a funeral — heart-attack food, mostly. No polite little British ham sandwiches and finger food for Texans. It says a lot about the difference in grieving styles between us and them.  Here, a Baptist minister proposes
Charles Cowling
   Posted by Richard Rawlinson In recent decades the emphasis of funerals has gone from forward-looking to backward-looking. The traditional funeral marked the transition from this life to the future life beyond death. Details of the life of the dead person were less significant than the existence of the immortal soul.
Charles Cowling
  “Sometimes I think grief is love that has been made homeless.” Source