Tag: dying

  • Prayers for John McCain & Family

    Prayers for John McCain & Family

    My Mama died of brain cancer. One lovely August afternoon, she sat down at her computer and discovered she could no longer read. The words were all jumbled together. She sat there for a moment, blinking. She'd never had very good vision, so maybe this[..]
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  • Paul Ryan and the Meat-Cutter

    Paul Ryan and the Meat-Cutter

    I was just walking the dogs through the neighborhood. No agenda, really, other than to let the dogs sniff things out. Over on the street just north of us, I saw a fellow poking around one of the houses currently under construction. I thought perhaps[..]
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  • Remembering That Which You Cannot Forget

    Remembering That Which You Cannot Forget

    Editor's Note: This is a repost from Christmas 2012 originally titled Getting Mama Ready.   In 1966, when we got word of my father’s death, it was my brother’s crying that frightened me most. The way he beat at the wall and yelled about the[..]
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  • Let’s Talk Ebola

    Let’s Talk Ebola

      Let's talk Ebola for a moment. I, like many of you, have been praying for those afflicted by Ebola. Not just Dr. Brantly and Nancy Writebol, the two Americans who were afflicted with the virus while ministering health to those suffering in West Africa,[..]
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  • It’s My Birthday

    It’s My Birthday

      It’s my birthday. The very first in my life without the woman who birthed me. I’d post one of those photos here. You know the kind with the mother kneeling beside her daughter or son, as they blow out their candles, but I don’t[..]
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  • Keeping the Swarm

    Keeping the Swarm

    They say it often, and it is true, there is no miracle like that of a new birth. You have joined with us in praying for such a miracle ever since Mama learned she was dying. Thank you for your prayers uttered on our behalf. The[..]
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