December 16, 2008
December 15, 2008
We tend to think of ancient people as a little bit behind us and somewhat less educated. And yet we gasp at what they must have known. In his space age with all our technology we go back to find the ..
October 13, 2008
You may think by reading the blurbs for Standing the Watch: The Greatest Gift by R. J. Brown that this book is about death and dying. It is not! This book is about Life! And giving the greatest gift ..
August 09, 2008
Grief is a strange emotion. It is a pain that bores down to our souls when a spouse or child, mother or father, sibling or friend is taken from our life. It is a storm of tears and anger, a string of .
August 05, 2008
I have lost both my parents in recent years. It is remarkable how much I miss them but I am also grateful for the profound insights I have received as to how we die. Or should I say, how we live? My ..
August 03, 2008
Well, I don't know if that's true for you exactly, but one thing is definite: one day - could be far off, could be at the end of this sentence - it will be my (and your) last day around. Think of ..
July 30, 2008
All of you have notions, preconceived or not, of what it is to be human. You have defined yourselves with these notions and with this sense of self. This is what must be eradicated if there is to be ..
July 18, 2008
It is virtually in the news everywhere you look on television, in the newspapers, even on the radio. Some United States industries are becoming extinct. Companies that are in the industry business ..
July 12, 2008
My husband and I were raising our grandson, Sean for our oldest daughter, Kristy, who was in the Army stationed in Germany at the time. Our youngest daughter Anna and her husband had also come home ..
July 09, 2008
Write letters to loved ones telling them how much they mean to you, before it's too late: Avoid the regret many feel in losing a loved one by writing Loving Letters to loved ones who have had a ..
July 02, 2008
First Death ((for Langdon, Abernathy) (1956-1972)) Occasionally, Jerome La Rue, from Fayetteville, North Carolina, had his friend from Elementary school over to his house, that being, Langdon ..
June 29, 2008
After over 13 years working a nurse I had witnessed some weird and wonderful things. Occasionally, one of them stands out as significant. Back in ‘97-'98 I went to Australia with a one year ..
June 28, 2008
For a growing number of baby boomers, end of life issues are something we have to deal with now. And if not now, then in the near future. The shock of being told you're going to die cannot be ..
June 25, 2008
On my way to the grocery store, I stop to admire a row of flowering bushes planted around the parking lot. They produce a profusion of pink blossoms with a distinctive scent. These are the same ..
June 23, 2008
A Death Sentence: Ovarian Cancer and How to LIVE with it! If you were given a “death sentence" how would you react? Would this be stressful? Would you still live your life and function in a ..
June 09, 2008
Rehearse dying. You read those words and think that I am crazy to even think such a thing but if you really analyze what might happen if you rehearse dying, then you might smile and say, hey, that ..
May 27, 2008
For instance, in most cases, dealing with an unexpected death due to heart attack, car accident, or murder is usually more difficult to handle than someone dying from a long-term illness. The reason ..
April 01, 2008
The greatest gift I've ever been given is the gift of self love and acceptance. Looking back I never saw it coming, I was just going through life expecting everything to fall beautifully into place, ..
March 30, 2008
So many emotions and so many thoughts of being helpless come to our mind. If you know of someone who is dying, or who is seriously ill, our hearts always seem to rest squarely on that person. For ..
March 02, 2008
The following was spoken during a recent funeral service held for my very special and very loved Aunt, Darlene. "When my Aunt unexpectedly passed away just recently, my daughter remarked how sad it ..
February 09, 2008
Death is a phenomenon that captures all living beings. It can be synonymized by “end of life. " Life can end because of various reasons but in layman terms it can be said that death is said to ..
January 30, 2008
The loss of a dear and loved one is often quite difficult to deal with. The trauma of such a loss can sometimes be overpowering when psychological obstacles develop and prevent the pained soul from ..
January 30, 2008
"Long, long be my heart with such memories fill'd!" ~ Thomas Moore. When a loved one passes away, those left behind feel like honoring the deceased soul and cherishing the moments spent together. ..
January 30, 2008
You might be surprised to know how many people visit cemeteries for recreation. Cemeteries are a very interesting way to learn about the location. If you are familiar with the history of a location, ..
December 20, 2007
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is in the mint family (Lamiaceae or Labiatae). This is an ancient oil mentioned twelve times in the Bible: Leviticus 14:4,6,49,51-52; Exodus 12:22; Numbers 19:6, 18; 1 ..