Archives January 16, 2017

Funeral Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15

A reading from the first letter of Saint Paul to the People of Corinth when he was asked questions about death and the resurrection of the body. Someone may ask, ‘How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?’ How Foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it […]

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Funeral Scripture: John 14:1-6

A reading from the Gospel of John Jesus said to his disciples: `Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling-places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if […]

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I am standing upon that foreshore

I am standing upon that foreshore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength and I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and […]

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Where do they go?

Where do they go to, the people who leave? Are they around us, in the cool evening breeze? Do they still hear us, and watch us each day? I’d like you to think of them with us that way. Where do they go to, when no longer here? I think that they stay with us, […]

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Time

Time is too slow for those that wait, Too swift for those that fear, Too long for those that grieve, Too short for those who rejoice, But for those who love, time is Eternity. Henry Van Dyke

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The Rose Beyond the Wall

Near a shady wall a rose once grew, Budded and blossomed in God’s free light, Watered and fed by the morning dew, Shedding it’s sweetness day and night. As it grew and blossomed fair and tall, Slowly rising to loftier height, It came to a crevice in the wall Through which there shone a beam […]

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