Why Remembering Matters…

An elderly widow invited my family to the annual Veterans Day ceremony in our small community.  We arrived on time – “on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour,” to find the poor woman sitting all alone.  Tears were streaming down her face as we sat next to her.  “It’s like everyone has just forgotten […]

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The Art of Remembering

“Looks like it’s just you and me, Gma,” I found myself saying as I settled into the dark sedan.  My grandmother couldn’t answer, of course, because she was lying peacefully in a coffin at the back of the car.  I was given the honor of preaching at my own grandmother’s funeral about two weeks ago, […]

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The Power of Being There

It was Friday night.  I was wrapping up my last class of the day, anxious to do something fun with my evening.  That’s when I got a call from our local police dispatcher. “Pastor, there’s been a death, and the wife of the deceased is not in her right mind.  She’s asking for the Baptist […]

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