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She was gorgeous, with long blond hair that was the envy of all her friends. Typically, such beauty is intimidating to other women; however, Julie’s external beauty was overshadowed by her inner attractiveness. She was a warm, generous soul. As a result, she enjoyed a rich life centered on her faith, family, and countless friends.  […]

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If Only I had Known

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            It began with a small pinpoint of green at the tip of an otherwise brown stem. It was the shade of green that we associate with new life, bright, hopeful, and stretching to the sun in which it delights. I marveled in the truth of what I once thought dead, had life. I do not […]

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Hope For Your Best Death

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She was beautiful in this moment. Though I only heard silence and the occasional voice from beyond the camera lens. She was dancing. A slender girl with limbs moving to an unheard rhythm. I could imagine the music by the emotions that emanated from her. She was a girl dancing alone with pure joy. This […]

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Dances with Joy

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I want to share this story from a reader about a baseball allegory and what it taught him about life. What he has to teach is valuable to us all, whether we are a baseball fan or not. Therefore, I hope you read it because baseball always gives lessons! What Nearly Dying Taught Me About […]

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Baseball Lessons

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Living with the end in mind changes everything!

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If Tomorrow Never Comes

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A Reckless Dreamer is one called by purpose and with God is not bound by the possible but the limitless. A good death includes looking back upon one’s life and finding it meaningful. We all have reckless dreams placed before us and yet fear of failure, or delay to fruition keeps us from seeing the […]

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A Reckless Dreamer

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My patient declared as she lies on her death bed, “It’s ok, it will be a good death.” This unexpected phrase launched me on an inspiring quest for the secrets of a good death. I discovered wisdom and hope from those on the precipice of awareness of their own mortality.  A good death is not an […]

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Why Write About Death?

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(I wrote this story originally in 2020, however, coming upon it again, it comforted me once more. I pray it does the same for you.) Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out, focus, breathe in…I can sense the sorrow of the person to my left. Her whispered words, “I’m not ok” echoed in my […]

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A Room of Broken Toys

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