Category Archives: Death

Thoughts on life’s temporary nature

Death of friends often makes us think on life’s temporary nature. As I was running this morning, I reflected on how fragile and temporary life is in our current “fallen state” (referring to the first man Adam through whom death came). Paul used the metaphor of a tent to refer to the temporary nature of […]

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Learning From Death

Today our family attended the funeral of our neighbor across the street. I recently wrote about it in a post. I took the kids with me and my wife met me there. Some believe that children should be kept protected from seeing death up-close but I am of the belief that they need to learn […]

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Who Decides Who Lives or Dies?

I began reading the book of Jeremiah the prophet. It begins by stating the following: “The word of the LORD came to me, saying,“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” “Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, […]

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There is no Death! What seems so is transition;This life of mortal breathIs but a suburb of the life elysian,Whose portal we call Death.– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Resignation Lord, make me to know my end.And what is the extent of my days.Let me know how transient I am.Behold, Thou hast made my days as handbreadths,And […]

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Every Man’s Death Diminishes…But A Friend Even More

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were. Any […]

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