Tag Archives: death

The Words I Needed to Hear

Thoughts intrude upon my mind with messages not of my own creation. In the blur of the night following my husband’s death, these words woke me form my fitful sleep: “This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our … Continue reading

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Coffee with Memories and Tears

Two weeks from today I will be leaving a place that feels like home to me. Not because this is a city with which I have any familiarity. Not even because I have deep personal friendships here. But, because this … Continue reading

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Strength through Whispered Weakness

My friend has been in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit for a week. Her health crisis came without warning. She was awakened at 2 AM with symptoms that prompted her family to call 911. The ER transferred her to Surgical … Continue reading

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Read the End of the Book

I am preparing for a Memorial Service I did not expect to attend. The person who is being remembered is younger than I am. If I let my natural mind calculate, then she died too early. I also need to … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Train Crash Kills Nearly 100 People

Note: The next several posts are about my recent trip to Spain where I walked the pilgrimage trail of the Camino. I was in Madrid when my phone rang at 2 am. My friend from home was frantic. She knew … Continue reading

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Lay Your Head on Jesus’ Lap

For many years I have looked forward to my friend’s mother coming to visit from India. It has been her rhythm to visit her family here in the States for a few months each summer. This mother has led a … Continue reading

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And He Cried

I heard a story this week told by a friend from India who has served as a missionary there, in her home country, for many years. As we talked she was reminded of a time, decades ago, when some refugees … Continue reading

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