Category Archives: Death & Dying

In Memoriam: Sandra Sue Woodworth

Filled with friends and family, the calm elegance and dignity of the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary seemed to me the perfect place to honor Susie’s life. Continue reading

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A Greater Grace

To show mercy and seek good for someone who has done you great harm: this is what it means to follow Christ. Continue reading

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A Greater Sharing

The depth of our relationships is formed by the depth of our sharing. In both tears and laughter, we grow closer to each other… and to our Savior. Continue reading

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Stevie Nicks & The Old Rugged Cross

A funeral playlist of fine old gospel and Stevie Nicks sure speaks of an interesting life, don’t you think? Continue reading

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Sharing in Chicago

We weep with those who weep, rejoice with those who rejoice, sometimes in spaces so close it seems as if the same voice… Continue reading

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A Celebration of Sorrow

Regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, geography, politics, prosperity or the lack thereof, it hurts to lose a loved one and sympathy should transcend. Continue reading

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Obituaries

Andy Schuler’s funeral reminded me that the most important parts of our life stories may not be included in our published obituaries. Continue reading

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