Category Archives: Death

The Marcia Trimble Case: A Murder that Took Away a City’s Innocence

I stumbled upon the murdered girl’s grave purely by accident one day while my husband and I were out visiting the graves of relatives at the cemetery.  When I saw it, I felt an involuntary gasp come from my mouth … Continue reading

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When Death Came and it Felt Holy

Yesterday was the 12th anniversary of my mother’s death.  I never fail to think about her on that day and as much as I don’t want to, I always seem to end up reliving that night of  her death.  I … Continue reading

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Goodbye Coco

I received a very sad phone call this afternoon.  A good friend called to tell me she and her husband had to say goodbye to their ten-year old Boxer, Coco, this morning.  My heart hurts for them. Coco was the … Continue reading

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To Everything There Is A Season, And A Time To Every Purpose Under The Heaven

There was once a man who was described as amazingly wonderful, compassionate and brilliant. He was a medical doctor. An oncologist to be exact. Highly regarded in his profession. Rumor was he graduated first in his medical school class. His … Continue reading

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O Holy Night

My mother’s favorite Christmas hymn was always O Holy Night. And so, when she lay in a hospice residence at the age of 80, taking her last dying breaths on December 7, 2006 (eleven years ago tomorrow) and I heard … Continue reading

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Abiding in the Light- Part 1

July 1st is a difficult day.  It was on this day four years ago that I lost one of my closest friends.  And so I think about Laurie’s death every year on this day.  I had grown up with her … Continue reading

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Sunday Glory

  The 23rd Psalm The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of … Continue reading

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