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Losing Laurel, Finding Myself

A Sunday reflection from Vayle Isom, a Mormon wife and mother. My eight-year-old daughter died in my arms the day she was diagnosed with cancer. Our fun, energetic Laurel, a third grader and budding gymnast, never missed an opportunity to … 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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The Back Story

Heaven Shining Through continues to make its mark. In the past few days, I have heard the comments, “That was my story”, “I shared it with the kids {skipping over just one part} and it opened up some interesting conversations … 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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Nine Years

My older daughter emotionally posted Monday, “Lord, get me through Wednesday and I will be okay for another year.” My younger daughter responded, “I’m with you sis.” My three boys are unusually quiet. I continue to cope. Today — the … 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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