Cirque Du Soleil and Imaginative Funerals?

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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Corteo, the Missing Link What do Cirque Du Soleil and imaginative funerals have in common? Corteo. Cirque Du Soleil description of the show says “Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown….The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere,…” We see a […]

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Do It Yourself Funeral

My Apologies For Making My Job Look Simple

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Joe Pray | 1 Comment
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I apologize that we make our job of conducting funeral services look so simple. Funeral professionals take care of the details of a funeral, memorial, Family Affirmation Service©, or life celebration so the family doesn’t have to.  We do it so well that we make it look simple.  Perhaps that is why some bereaved families […]

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Green Burial services

Green Burial, Green Healing

Posted on December 29, 2016 by Joe Pray | 1 Comment
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A Green Burial provides Healing in a simple ceremony Green Burial met the needs of a recent family we had the privilege of serving.  They came to us to develop a “simple” service and burial. We talked about their deceased family member’s life and the memories they would cherish and the things she stood for.  As […]

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Do-It-Yourself, or Volunteers, or Professionals

Posted on August 6, 2016 by Joe Pray | Leave a comment
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My family has been planning a wedding this summer. Excitement pulses through the family as we discuss what the bride and groom want in the ceremony, the music,  and decorations for the church, the reception, the menu, and the cars for the bridal procession between the ceremony and the reception. Decisions are made on each […]

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Travel To Not Let Life Escape Us

Posted on March 19, 2016 by Joe Pray | 1 Comment
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“We travel not to escape life, but to not let life escape us.“ I read this saying on a plaque on a recent trip.  I realized how right it was.   Time away from our everyday lifestyle often creates the most fond life stories. Many people dream of a trip to some exotic destination during the […]

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