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It’s Not Good-Bye (Re-blog)

Funerals are for the living, not the dead. My congregation has heard me preach this many times. It is for us to remember and to help us move towards our new normal. It was three years ago today that we laid my father-in-law to rest. I wanted to share these words from that day. (Re-blog) […]

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The One Thing That Still Surprises Me

There is one thing that still surprises me after sixteen years of ministry. It is death. Death catches me by surprise every single time. The most recent surprise was the loss of a new member, Carla. Lee and Carla came to us about one year ago. One morning they decided to try a new church. […]

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Remember, And Please Don’t Forget

A year ago, my cousin (by marriage) died. She was thirty-one and died from complications with Cystic Fibrosis. It was long, painful, and arduous at the end. And she was a hero! Maggie wrote her own eulogy to be read at her memorial. It was hilarious and poignant and profound. I kept thinking that I hope […]

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