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Joy in remembering

“‘Has thou been a friend? Hast thou lived in the light? Is there one upon the earth who is glad thou hast lived?’ Yes. We can remember and be grateful we were so blessed.”

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Grief’s Sharp Edge

We forget how sharp the pain of grief is until we suffer a beloved’s death again.

Sorrow so deep we are certain we can’t sustain it and survive. We can’t breathe, or eat or sleep. Our bodies curl upon themselves, teeth clench, lungs and limbs quiver when we try to move. We can’t speak or listen or think. We sometimes feel we want to go down to the grave with our loved one.

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The cherub and the cat

One of our greatest, God-given callings on this earth is our stewardship of God’s creatures who depend upon us. As part of this obligation, I pray regularly for dogs, cats and all needy creatures.

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In the Memory of Love: tell them their story…again

“The esoteric questions are more difficult to satisfy. Regardless, I try, and respond with answers I hope the Holy Spirit put into my mouth. It is heartbreaking, frustrating, repetitively mind-numbing. Each time I lose another, small piece of him it is a living, daily grief.”

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A Time of In-Between

“Good Friday has never reached into me the same way. I cannot fathom how or why people intentionally choose to perpetrate such inhumane torment on one another. Nor can I bear to watch that level of suffering in any living being, particularly in someone so compassionate and good.”

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