Tag Archive | death

Celebrating Life

Celebrating Life

Yesterday I attended a memorial service to celebrate the life of a young man from our church. He was only twenty-eight years old when he passed away. I didn’t know him well, but his parents and brother are in our small group, so we are very close with his family. Watching his mom cry over […]

Death and the Christian

Death and the Christian

My father-in-law has been fighting cancer for about a year. For awhile it looked like there might have been progress, but over the last several weeks, the cancer has grown more aggressive, and now doctors believe he only has a short time left. It has been a tough time for my husband and his family, […]

How to Kill a Character

How to Kill a Character

Virtually every week as I’m preparing for my post I ask my husband, “Honey, what should I blog about?” And he typically responds with “I have no idea.” Until one week in response, he sent me the link to this article. Gee, thanks, honey. That’s SO helpful. Really. So, this week, as I asked my […]

Death, in Life and Writing

Death, in Life and Writing

Recently I’ve been surrounded by talk of death, life in relation to death, and afterlife. (mostly due to Sunday’s sermon God’s control over death) Besides getting me thinking about those aspects in my life, I began to think of them in regards to my characters. So this post is about death and writing. Death is […]

Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

A couple of years ago, I did a post about a remarkable little girl and asking for prayers. Often when such pleas come, we never really find out how the story ends, especially when it’s a prolonged battle. However, no matter the final outcome, sometimes through the pain those closest to the trial grow and […]

Raven

She didn’t have much of a chance for life. When I found her on the side of the road her bones jutted out in odd angles and her skin hung like loose drapes. A puppy, but months beyond fat and adorable.  She stood vigil in the same spot for three days, I hear, waiting for […]

The Value of One Life

As I searched my heart and the net, trying to think of what I would blog about this week, I came across a news story. In the story it talks about a family that has moved to the US to save their child. They know he will die, but the thought of allowing him to […]