I Still Miss Him

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of my brother-in-law Jacob’s death. He died a young man in the prime of his life. I jumped on Facebook for a moment and saw a memorial posted about him. I was caught off guard. The emotions it stirred up came like a flood. I was surprised by that. […]

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An Office of Lament in a Time of Social Strife

UPDATED: The video has been included for those who would like to be guided through the resource below. The following office is adapted from A Book of Prayer and Order (2020). It is designed to help us pray intentionally in times of social strife and unrest. As we confess sin and plead with our Heavenly […]

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Death 150 Yards Away

Late last year, a young man I’ve never met and of whom I know nothing about died in a car accident. The reason I’m even writing about it; the reason for bringing it up at all is that it happened yards from where I live. From my vantage point, I knew that it was not […]

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Remembering Col. Kenneth R. Wade | “The Crying Soldier”

  July 21, 1945 – February 20, 2016 On Saturday, February 20, 2016, Col. Kenneth R. Wade stepped out of this world and stood at attention before his maker. I will not pretend to know what happened in that exchange. I would like to think, in my mind’s eye, that as Kenny reported for duty, […]

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“The High Cost of Love” | Remembering Frank Thompson

Frank LaDon Thompson August 19, 1969 – October 14, 2015 Yesterday afternoon I was sitting at home watching a baseball game when I found out that my friend Frank’s journey here on earth had come to an end. He died due to complications related to his heart and kidney transplant surgery. The sensation of numbness […]

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