Archive for the ‘Death/Grief’ Category

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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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Shoulders Wet With Tears

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD I really can’t explain it but it happened.  In 2002 my mother passed away and I thought I was handling her loss very well.  Then, one Sunday, a few weeks after my mother died, a fellow church member came up to me and gave condolences regarding my loss.  I felt tears start to swell in […]

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Waiting For ‘The Iron Horse’ To Zion

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD “And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.” (Rev. 21:25) The sounds of the station are so vibrant and filled with ‘colors my world.’  The bustle of the passengers, and  the shouts of the vendors are all about us.  Life is […]

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Dear Daddy!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD “Dear Daddy.” That is how the note began that my little daughter wrote on the day I was informed of my sister’s untimely, and unexpected passing; and somehow, finding her note on my pillow that night brought great comfort. The words she wrote were simple and to the point. Her note simply […]

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