Looking Forward to Death
November 1, 2017

“If death is a change from here to another place, and what we are told is true and all who died are there, what greater blessing could there be…? If anyone arriving in Hades will have escaped from those who call themselves jurymen here, and will find those true jurymen who are […]

The Fall of Leaves
November 16, 2016

“Whatever permanent, uneasy question is native to men comes forward most insistent and most loud at the fall of leaves. … It is no wonder, then, that at this peculiar time…the desires which if they do not prove at least demand–perhaps remember–our destiny, come strongest. They are proper to the time of […]

Wednesday Quotes
Remembering Death
February 18, 2015

“You are dust, and to dust you will return.” Genesis Some images are striking reminders of death. There are few like seeing your name etched on a gravestone. In my case it was seeing only part of my name—the one that really counts: the one I share with my father. Last spring my parents’ […]

Wednesday Quotes
Remembering a Deceased Parent: One Year Later
September 16, 2014

I had been told. Now I know for myself. Life will not be the same anymore. Today it has been one year since my father passed away as Mom and we children kept vigil by his side. We had suffered with him through Alzheimer’s for several years. I was very grateful that […]

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In mid-September of this year my father passed away after a several year decline with dementia. With the help and support of family and friends we were able to give him a very special burial—in that we buried him ourselves: opening the earth, setting him in it, and mounding the earth back. […]

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A Eulogy for Chris N. Cuddeback
September 23, 2013

It could be said that at the very center of the Christian worldview is the conviction that God’s loving providence encompasses everything. Literally, everything, big and small. We might ponder how much faith is required, in the vicissitudes of life, truly to adhere to this conviction. I don’t often experience a temptation […]