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I Love A Good Funeral

Issue 19.14

Several years ago when I was conducting a funeral, I went to hold the door for an elderly lady who was coming in pushing her walker. She surprised me when she said, “Don’t you love a good funeral? Funerals are the best meetings ever. I love a good funeral. I try […]

The Value Of A Funeral

Issue 46.13

People often ask me how I can work in the funeral industry. Isn’t such a profession filled with sadness and gloom? For me, it is actually just the opposite. I find it deeply fulfilling. I have had the privilege of walking with and learning from hundreds of people who have experienced […]

Wondering What To Do With Cremated Remains?

Issue 34.13

As cremations have become more and more popular in recent years, entrepreneurs have devised a number of unusual things for us to do with the ashes. If you are looking for something unique, I recently found 8 interesting companies pitching things to do with your cremated remains. For some, these products […]

Why Preserve Your DNA?

Issue 20.13

Cutting-edge science is beginning to unlock the anti-aging secrets of DNA that may reveal insights into staying healthy and living longer. Most of us are aware of the recent use of DNA for forensic purposes in identifying individuals, but what might be some of the health benefits? What is DNA? Why […]

The Value Of A Funeral

Issue 13.13

People often ask me how I can work in the funeral industry. Isn’t such a profession filled with sadness and gloom? For me, it is actually just the opposite. I find it deeply fulfilling. I have had the privilege of walking with and learning from hundreds of people who have experienced […]

Prepaid Funeral Plans – A Gift Of Love

Issue 49.12

In a previous article I discussed the peace of mind that comes from pre-planning a funeral or memorial service. As we enter this Holiday Season another important reason comes to mind. Pre-planning is one of the finest gifts you can give your loved ones. It allows you to discuss arrangements with […]

Australia’s Inspiration: Good, Better, Best

Issue 40.12

In a recent SereniCare Funeral Home article, we cited the competitive spirit we found in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. We cite the inscription found on the Olympic Torch: Citius, Altius, Fortius … Swifter, Higher, Stronger as a daily reminder of the dedication to excellence as we serve families in […]

Advance Funeral Planning – Oh, What A Relief It Is!

Issue 30.12

“It’s like a huge burden has been lifted,” one lady told me as we finalized a funeral plan for her mother whom she was caring for. The weight of uncertainty was replaced with a plan of her choosing that would be carried out by trusted, caring people. Her worries about the […]