A few days ago as I was in the middle of fixing dinner I turned on my Pandora app and listened to my favorite Christmas station.
As I listened the following lyrics from “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” caught my attention:
“Hail the heav’n born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris’n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
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Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of my dad leaving this earth and entering Heaven. I remember that day and the days that followed very well. It was a time of smiling through tears. Our family was so thankful that Dad’s earthly pain had passed and yet so sad that the man who never knew a stranger would no longer be in our midst.
This past week we thought we might be walking that bitter-sweet path once more. The call came that our mom had not been responsive throughout
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Today I spent some time cleaning out the folders of my email account. It’s a job I’ve needed to do for at least a couple years, yet never seemed to get to.
As I sorted through my pile of online folders, I had to laugh at the scraps I found: order receipts from 2009, forwards I tucked away and promptly forgot, a note from my aunt about who was to bring what to Thanksgiving dinner in 2010. Seeing as how my sweet aunt now spends her thanksgivings in
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Last Saturday, I had the honor of sharing a story of my grandpa’s homegoing with those who came to celebrate his life with us at his memorial. I want to share it with you because it is a story that needs to be told….
This last week has been one of the most terrible, and the most difficult. It has been full of much sadness, fear, instances of false hope, and a heaviness in realizing that my sweet grandpa wouldn’t be here with us anymore.
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