Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Few More Thoughts On Losing A Loved One

Though I haven’t lived near my mom since 1979 when we left home to go to Bible College, I lost someone who has always been a very active part of my life. There were years before cell phones, mom would … Continue reading

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What Do You Say When Someone Loses A Family Member?

Most of us have not been trained in any way how to deal with tough situations. Over the years I have been fortunate to not have many deaths in the family that were just brutal to overcome. Losing one of … Continue reading

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Ever since becoming a Christian, I’ve heard we are pilgrims. Being a pilgrim means, I/we are just passing through this life. We aren’t here to stay. I know in younger years it felt like that wasn’t true. It felt like … Continue reading

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Watching Ecclesiates 12 Unfold!

A week ago yesterday, I flew to Williamsport, PA to be with mom in her last days. She was still conscious and was whispering to us when I arrived. Whispering she wanted to go to be with the Lord. Whispering … Continue reading

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Mom’s Philosophy On Life And Death

While rummaging through my mom’s belongings we found a tattered envelope in her safe in a little box she had in there. On the outside was the words, “My Philosophy on Life & Death.” The date was May 26, 1989. … Continue reading

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Treasure in Heaven

Jesus said, Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and … Continue reading

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Pondering the After Life 24 Hours Later

I’m writing this 24 hours after saying good-bye to my mom. I will be officiating her funeral service and realize in this day of diversity there are many views of what happens to us after death. This morning I was … Continue reading

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