Archive for the ‘Death/Grief’ Category

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An Anthem To Our Faith!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD On October 16,  2007 my older brother died of pancreatic cancer. Not long before he died at the age of 59, I wrote a letter to him. I quote a few lines. “When I think of you I always smile…I guess it’s because every memory I have of you is a positive one…Floods of […]

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Lest Death Overtake Us (In An Hour When We Think Not!)

Print or EmailIn a warning given to His church the Lord proclaimed: “And again I say, hearken unto my voice, lest death shall overtake you; in an hour when ye think not the summer shall be past, and the harvest ended, and your souls not saved.” I was reminded of this warning as in the […]

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Through The Prism Of Faith They Are Becoming Who They Are Worshipping!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD As I surveyed the room where we were gathered for the dinner celebration of my wife’s birthday, I couldn’t help but notice that I was the only one in the room with the spouse of my youth. I also couldn’t help but notice that despite the tragedy that had befallen upon the […]

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The Good Die Young

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD It was about nine years ago that I got the dreaded call from my older brother, Richard. I looked down at my cell phone to see his name light up. I knew that he had been in to see the doctor that week for a prognosis on his pancreatic cancer. When I […]

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Best Known For…

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A few years ago a Hollywood actor tragically died  due to a drug overdose.  He was best known for… He was best known for…(fill in the blank), is a common byline for newspapers when they report on someone’s death.  That is, if they are ‘best known’ for something or anything.  When I […]

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The Body Bag Is Full Of Life

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD I was waiting patiently outside the assisted living facility for my wife,  when two men wheeled someone out the front door in a body bag,  and reverently started placing it in the back of the long black Hearse. My wife happened to come out the door at the same time. She walked over to the car, opened […]

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My ‘Take’ On Les Miserables

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A few years ago during the holiday season I was “taken” by my wife to the local theater to watch Les Miserables on the big screen. I must admit that I went solely out of duty and because I wanted to score “brownie” points with her. And although I admit that I did […]

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When Your life Hangs In The Balance…What Do You Think Of?

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD As our Jeep headed over the embankment, our eyes met! I wondered, as I felt the car start to roll, if this would be the last time our eyes would meet in this life? Was this the way life would end, for me, for my wife, for us both?” (November 21, 2010) […]

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