Tag Archives: death

‘Till we meet again’

First the title caught my eye. It came in an email I receive through an online Christianity Today subscription. “Died: Joyce Lin, Missionary Pilot Transporting Coronavirus Supplies: The American crashed just months after she started flying in Indonesia.” Then I … Continue reading

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Spiritual first responders

Empathy: to step into someone else’s shoes and feel what they feel. If you missed our BlogTalkRadio interview with Doug Stevens last night, I urge you, if your boots are on the ground anywhere, to listen to the podcast at … Continue reading

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Laugh uncontrollably

There’s another saying on the wall of my kitchen; this one simply is “Laugh uncontrollably.” How long has it been since you laughed like this? One man that could elicit uncontrollable laughter is sadly no longer with us. It’s been … Continue reading

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When eternity breaks in on us

It’s impossible to live near L.A. as someone who writes every day, and not write something about Kobe Bryant this morning. You would have to be an alien who just landed on this planet to not know what went on … Continue reading

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Walking into heaven

We had a thoughtful comment about death from one of our readers after yesterday’s Catch about Enoch, one of the two people we know of who have been ushered into heaven without dying. Our reader made a distinction between death … Continue reading

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Left behind

I almost turned around and went back up north to see Ron again yesterday. I got to thinking about what I wrote about in yesterday’s Catch — how I went there for myself, to renew the blessing I received from … Continue reading

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Faith more real than faith

It was most likely my last time to see Ron Ritchie. His body is shutting down. They are not trying to treat the cancer, only to keep him comfortable, which they are doing. As of yesterday, at least, he’s in … Continue reading

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‘If I should die before I wake’

  Now I lay me down to sleep; I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. The recent death of 27-year-old starting major league pitcher … Continue reading

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