#259 – The Morning-After Will – Part 3

Our small group leader dropped by the afternoon of “The Morning-After” and handed me a copy of Ellie Holcomb’s devotional book, FIGHTING WORDS. The subtitle is “100 Days of Speaking Truth into the Darkness,” and something about that struck a chord in me. Our small group will be studying it together. “Darkness” wants to envelope…

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#258 – The Morning-After Will – Part 2

I wrote little after Elaine became gravely ill, and I wondered if I ever would. And, if my soul being softened as it was through that journey would change the message. And I thought that being a grieving 82-year-old widower might dampen my fire. The fire that had led to pain because the heat of…

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#257 – The Morning-After Will – Part I

We buried my precious Elaine yesterday. It was a hard day, concluding a long and difficult time of trying to address her physical needs and representing new beginnings for both of us. The memorial service was precisely what I had asked God for. It glorified Him and advanced the Gospel as it honored Elaine for…

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#256 – Elaine’s Memorial Service

You may already know that Elaine entered into the presence of Jesus at 6:55 this morning in the living room of our home. I was with her, and it was all so peaceful. I am grateful. You will see in the “Obituary, The Message,” that the services are as follows: –  Calling hours on Sunday…

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#255 – Several Things for Today

Elaine continues in her transition toward glory, with less and less response as time goes along. More on that in a minute. THANK YOU“Thank you” to the many who sent Facebook birthday greetings on the 15th. The calendar says I’m 82 but I don’t feel like it. I plan to serve God according to His…

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For His Glory

A free online book to help you understand the riches of the Life that God intends for us in the Kingdom of God, through Christ, and by the power of His Spirit.* Exploring Life in the Kingdom of God,where His glory is displayed in the Churchas it declares the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christwhile…

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Sept. 3 Update on Elaine

I was going to post an update several times over the past two weeks, but it seemed that Elaine’s passing was imminent so I didn’t. There were several times when we though she had drawn her last breath, but she continued! She is pain free with meds; her vital signs are excellent; and her heart…

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Aug. 7 Update on Elaine

Elaine continues to lose ground and is now bedfast. It has been weeks since she could walk, even with help. We were in the Hospice In-Patient Unit for 10-days to get her pain under control, which they did. We came home the 29th and have a hospital bed and other amenities in our living room,…

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#251 – July 16 Update on Elaine

Here’s an update on Elaine, although I struggle with the trying to avoid either overstating or understating her condition. We are now under Hospice, not as an “end of life, keep her comfortable” thing as much as palliative care to address her recurrent and serious pain attacks, and her observable decline in strength and balance.…

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#250 – Feeding the Hungry

I will not post much for a while in order to focus on another sphere in my life, but I want to leave this with you. Maybe my using “well-fed” recently was misleading. I was speaking of good church folks who are satisfied with the diet offered by the organized church as many know it.…

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