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Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Death

This week was funeral number seven for me. It’s not really that many considering I am a pastor. Funerals come with the territory. But three of those seven were family members. During the funeral yesterday, I was struck with the intense realization that death makes everyone equal. We love. We hurt. We laugh. We cry. […]

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No Margin for Error

It was a year ago this week that I rushed my father-in-law to the hospital. It was my daughter’s senior year of high school; our youngest. I woke up at 5:30 AM and it was pouring rain. We had a 30-minute drive to school (one way) in good weather. So we hurried to gather our […]

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Five Deaths; Five Weeks

Dear Lord, what are you doing? Those were the first words that came to mind this morning. A couple in our church lost their sister-in-law early this morning in a fatal auto accident. I can only imagine the grief they are feeling. Last week, my aunt died after a long battle with ALS. She was […]

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