Seven Wordsby louis gander
Now friends and fam'ly waited for
her son with eager ears -
as he concluded all his thoughts
while holding back his tears.
(based on a true story. I know because I am "her son".)
How Beautiful!by louis gander
How beautiful, the autumn day!
How beautiful, the trees!
How beautiful, the up-stretched limbs!
How beautiful, their leaves!
How beautiful, the sunlit skies!
How beautiful, the rays!
How beautiful, creation's peace!
How beautiful, the days!
So beautiful, the season's end
when I breathe my last breath.
Because, when I'm at Heaven's door,
how beautiful, earth's death!
You see, this earth was all I knew.
Earth died so I'd arrive
to dreams too unbelievable -
in Heaven's world, alive!
How beautiful when Winter's past!
How beautiful the Spring!
How beautiful the Angels are!
How beautiful they sing!
How beautiful my Jesus is!
How beautiful His face!
How beautiful His perfect love!
How beautiful His grace!
Experiencing God's Grace at the Funeralby Tai Ikomi
In a single day, Tai Ikomi lost her husband and three children to a drunk driver. On the funeral day, the Lord visited her in an usual way as she took a step of faith to praise God. She recounts how the grace of God took her through the bitterest day of her life. You will end up shouting the victory.
Now, about the futureby Ramona Cook
We think of death as the end. It is the end, for awhile of activities as we know them, on the earth; but the truth is that we have nothing ahead of us but future, unending future.
Now, about the futureby Ramona Cook
We consider death to end all things when death only ends the earth life and we have nothing ahead of us but future; forever future.
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.