Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction

Reflecting back on the recent catastrophe of a tree fall on her house, Marilyn Sizer asks, in the Friendly (Quaker) way, about the analogy between a house’s construction, destruction & reconstruction, and our own lives, deaths, and resurrections. As an end-of-life hospice chaplain, Sizer’s role and experiences can help us discern the changes in life we are currently experiencing … part of a Friendly clearness process.


Marilyn Sizer recently retired as Hospice Chaplain at Amedisys Home Health & Hospice of Chattanooga. After getting her BA is in Art History and Archaeology, with a special affinity for Greece, she worked in Chattanooga’s art world for many years before hearing the call to ministry. She received an MDiv degree from Earlham School of Religion (Friends/Quakers) in 2012 and completed her hospice residency at St Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville.