Posts Tagged ‘death’

The Heart of the Baltimore Matter

Many a murderer is more alarmed at the gallows than at the murder which brought him to it. The thief loves the plunder, though he fears the prison. Not so with David: he is sick of sin as sin; his loudest outcries are against the evil of his transgression, and not against the painful consequences […]

His Great Grace

*photos used with the permission of Josh and Stephanie Burch It’s there in the newborn cry It’s there in the light of every sunrise It’s there in the shadows of this light Your great grace It’s there on the mountaintop It’s there in the everyday and the mundane There in the sorrow and the dancing […]

thanksgiving with spice

  Can I start this post with a little honesty? I hate Thanksgiving posts. They’re predictable. They’re never funny. And they’re boring. I know, I know. We should be thankful.  I’m glad you are thankful. Truly, I am thankful, too! It’s just that … well … I’m pretty sure I already know that we’re all […]

tribute to jeanine

Tomorrow marks a month since Jeanine died. In a way, it seems like six months. In another way, all of the memories are still so vivid, it feels as though it happened last night. We are in the thick of adjusting to life without her … realizing it’s only Jim’s house now … wondering whether […]

hearing the symphonies, seeing the light

      I feel in myself the future life. I am like a forest which has been more than once cut down. The new shoots are livelier than ever. I am rising toward the sky. The sunshine is on my head. The earth gives me its generous sap, but Heaven lights me with its […]

becoming an orphan

My mother-in-law is quite literally on her death bed. Strangely enough, I haven’t thought a lot about what it will be like without her. For the last 18 months, I’ve been honing in on what to do for her in the here and now, and simply trying to enjoy every meal, every laugh, every joke […]

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