Category Archives: Death & Dying

Hiking in the Dark

When fatigue tugs at our limbs and exhaustion etches into our joints, he who has shaped our path will still give us strength. Continue reading

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18th Hole

The image that Kristi described of Brian reaching up toward heaven as he died reminds me of what my sister Patsy said about our mother’s final hours… Love the image! Continue reading

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Watching Death

Among the things that I admire is the devotion of women and men to one another in those final hours. Continue reading

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Making a Good Day

While rain might ruin some plans it can make others work perfectly. Better to open one umbrella than to curse the showers… Continue reading

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A Simple Sharing

We may be shaped by grief and sorrow, but we can choose the form of that shape; even in our pain we can gain greater caring for others and refuse to be defined by our scars. Continue reading

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Marking the Passing

Among the things I’d planned for my Fourth of July, helping with Wilberta “Billie” Jane Kelly’s funeral wasn’t one of them. It was an honor that my plans got changed! Continue reading

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Academic Retreat

Even in intellectual settings, it is the caring for one another that matters most and helps us focus together on the work that we share. Continue reading

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