Brave Onesby Rachel Northey
Do you need strength from Christ to be brave in the face of a loved one dying? Christ offers hope for this life on earth and in life eternal. Read a testimony of some very brave ones indeed.
Four Angels Took Him Home to Heavenby Jan Hughes
Angels do take believers in God through Jesus Christ home to heaven. Jesus told us to love even our enemies in this life. Jesus will reward us for everything He places in our hearts to do for Him. This man did. He also brought me closer to Jesus, and he changed my life through his life.
Hope & Healing: When Your Spouse Diesby Theresa Vogel Millward
What do you do when your spouse dies? Whether it is suddenly or gradually, death of a spouse can leave you shocked, devastated, and lost. There are no cookie cutter solutions for grief and loss, but there is hope, help, and healing.
Public Enemy Number 1by Alan Allegra
Sitting in my favorite writing chair, I morosely recall it was exactly one week ago that we took our sick kitty down the Last Mile to be relieved of her suffering. It has also been five hours since we signed a purchase agreement for a new vehicle, consigning my 17-year-old car to the ash heap of history. Furry friend or Japanese jalopy, all reach their end.
Pretendby louis gander
I slammed the door on all those things
I'd just as soon forget -
but stubborn guilt had gripped me so
and hadn't left me yet.
Then They Played Tapsby Frances J. Harvey, C.P.C.
After the flag was removed, there was just a plain gray box! Nothing fancy, no carvings, no beautiful wood, no gold or silver. Almost as plain as he came in the world...he went out. For a brief second I thought, "Open the box and prove to me he's in there!" But I knew he was.
Next there was a gun salute - they brought her the 3 shells! As I looked at them in my mothers hands it reminded me of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. It also was a symbol of how our bodies are just a shell and when we die, they are emptied and it's our spirit and soul that live for eternity..."if we believe". A small glimpse of peace came. It is going to be alright!
You know, I look back on our life kind-of-like riding the back-roads, cruising around like all the locals did. Before we were us, we rode with our moms and dads in their cars. Then, we got out of their cars, became us, and got our own car. How blissful; it was just you and me. Just us.
By the Bushelby louis gander
Two weeks and a day since mom passed away.
Tomorrow will be yet another.
Tears run down my cheeks each time someone speaks
and mentions my dear ol' mother.
Perfect Mom (in Heaven), Theby louis gander
The vivid 'reds' are deeper and the 'yellows' brighter still.
The roses, and the daffodils and other flowers fill -
the contours of the garden knolls with colored trees of fall.
The sunshine brightens everything ...and now I see it all.
The Mighty Shipby louis gander
Oh, the contrast between the physical and the spiritual...
The brand new car, the hand-held game
or other things we chose,
the TV set, the picture frame
or nice designer clothes,
Where Do We Go When We Die?by Wayne Childress
We should be wary of those who contend on issues that are not central to our following Jesus; but, that does not mean we should discussing such issues. Death will come to us all so it is natural to ponder such things.
Grandpa's Wisdomby louis gander
Before the jets, before the planes,
before the cars and traffic lanes,
before genetics changed our corn,
before the IRS was even born,
before CD's and movie stars,
before the rover got to mars -
was born a man, a little tot,
who endured much, but learned a lot.