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Spared from Evil

“The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.  Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.”
Isaiah 57:1-2 NIV Death is hard…

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Umbrellas and People

I stood in the cold drizzle of the morning. As I opened the doors of the church for those coming to the funeral of their friend, I noticed the umbrellas. Some were small, some “normal” sized and some were large. There were colors; red, blue, green; flowers, polka...

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Life’s Journey

My mind likes to wander, especially when I’m sitting outside staring at nature.  I especially love clouds, and I hunt for objects within the wisps.  On a recent sun soaked afternoon, as I watched the clouds move slowly across the sky, it made me think of life’s...

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Valentine’s Day Vantage Point

I’d been having dizzy spells for ten days, and finally acquiesced to my husband and co-workers and decided to call the doctor’s office. “We highly recommend that you go to Urgent Care and get this checked out” said the nurse.  So much for my plans.  After checking in,...

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Close Your Eyes

Close your eyes And listen to the chorus of birds To the wind To the leaves skittering across grass and then pavement To the creaking of branches as they sway against the breeze Close your eyes and feel the warmth of the sun That same breeze, kissing your cheek Close...

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Choose Him

Let us live well, Till we see His face On the day He returns To claim us in grace. And take us to heaven A place yet unseen A place where all worship The King of all kings There’ll be nothing in heaven That is wrong on this earth Only peace will dwell In this place of...

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Apparatus

We may have waited all year for a vacation or it may just be a business trip.  We still have to pack.  We check off each item on the self-edited, computer generated list and then check everything again.  The last things we pack are our electronic gadgets and all of...

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Waiting

I stepped up to the shore line Let my feet touch the foam I waded farther – deeper Till I was all alone The waves were crashing over me In the sea of my despair I reached out for a life line But I found nothing there There was no boat to save me No buoy in the night...

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Music and the Funeral Service

Having been a funeral singer for more than 25 years, I have watched, or rather listened, as the music for memorial services has changed.  Funeral dirges are a thing of the past, and while some traditional songs have stood the test of time, the standard hymns are heard...

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