Category Archives: death

I Need a Hug … A Sonni Hug

Don’t ever doubt there are angels among us. I know that fact from personal experience. I’ve seen it all my life. I’ve had people pop into — and unfortunately — out of my life just when I needed an extra … Continue reading

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Tears on Earth … Joy in Heaven

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die … — Ecclesiates 3:1-2a August 20. November 20. August 31. March 25, April 12, … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Done

Time for my Five Minute Friday {??}  contribution. Check out the amazing five minutes takes at Kate’s place on Facebook at http://www.fiveminutefriday.com by our special community of writers. I’ve been sharing snippets taken from Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories … Continue reading

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Celebration of Life

I attended a Celebration of Life for Arlene Richardson this morning. I didn’t know Mrs. Richardson; I attended in deference to a close church friend. Mrs. Richardson was her mother. It was my first in Maine, but certainly not the … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Hug

I was going through some files the other day and came across the eulogy I delivered for my very good friend, confidant and counselor, Sonni. It struck me. She died two years ago today and, just like my wife, there … Continue reading

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WWJD? WWYD?

Following the tradition of posting my homilies, here is what I shared this morning at Dover-Foxcroft (ME) United Methodist Church. I’ll be filling in again Aug. 27 … so please keep me in your prayers. May these words of my … Continue reading

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The Church Mouse

I went to a funeral a couple of weeks ago. My Aunt Barb — who was more like a cousin because of our ages — died. It was a typical funeral … catching up with my Uncle Dave and cousins … Continue reading

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