Category Archives: Spiritual Life

A Legacy of Faith

by Wayne Mason, Chaplain, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice

At a visitation time for an old friend, I had a conversation with a middle-aged man about his father. He spoke highly of a father who used few words but modeled high principles for his three READ MORE

Why Your Funeral Director Will Likely Be Female

Funeral director Jan Smith of Flanner Buchanan in Indianapolis guides a casket into a hearse. [Photo credit: courtesy of Jan Smith]

By Kevyn Burger for Next Avenue

Jan Smith was in the final semester of her training to be a funeral director when her 8-year-old nephew died after a heart transplant.

Her family’s heartbreak deepened her understanding of the value of the work READ MORE