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Love and Death

Everything that matters is tied to death. Forgiveness, resolving differences,* healing hurts. When death looms, we suddenly remember the only thing that matters is love. If only death were always with us we would finally learn how to love. But … Continue reading

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A Message from My Heart

I come from a long line of short-lived men. My father died of a heart attack at 45, and both of my grandfathers died of heart attacks, as well. In addition, my mother died of a heart condition at the … Continue reading

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The Eternal Drive-Through

Drive-through mortuary viewings premiered in Florida more than 30 years ago, but have more recently become a growing trend. I googled “drive through funeral homes” and found 14 million listings. Nearly every U.S. state has them now. One of the … Continue reading

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Earth Day is Us Day!

I’m not a flaming liberal. I’m more of a smoldering moderate (and smoke-free at that). But when it comes to protecting my home planet, I tend to flare up a bit. Here’s why:  Pollution kills. We’re not just talking about … Continue reading

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Death Loses

We are born in the shadow of death. No one gets out of here alive. But 2,000 years ago, Jesus signed Death’s death warrant. On the night before his crucifixion he taught his disciples to live in the light of this new … Continue reading

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Doug is fading fast, so I reached out to his mistress

My Featured Blogger this week is Angel at Watch You Life in Pictures, whose blog site’s subtitle is “We Gathered Life, Only to Find…” Angel is a bit of an enigma, a woman who says little about herself, but writes … Continue reading

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The Final Rite of Passage

“Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith, it is the price of love.” ~Darcie Sims A few nights ago, my wife’s … Continue reading

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