When we’re born, we come into the world screaming our little lungs out. When we leave it, many of us will do the same. Neither birth nor death is easy. We spend nine months safely tucked away in our mother’s womb; in a cozy environment where all our needs are taken care of.  The birthing process pushes those tiny bodies into an entirely different world; one filled with uncertainty.
At death, man has experienced life and feels comfortable with it, so that leaving it isn’t so easy either.We’ve established lifetime relationships that we want to hang onto.  We fear what will happen to those we love when we’re gone. We worry that our lives didn’t have any impact.  We don’t know for sure what lies ahead. 
What happens after death? As I get closer to the end of my existence, I often think about that and still am fearful, even though I know I am assured a wonderful life in heaven. The other side of life is just as unknown as what we faced when we entered this world, but because of God’s love for us, we can be confident that what lies ahead will be better than we ever expected and so much better than what we left behind.  The thought of separation from them can be daunting though.  We’d like to think we can live forever when in truth we can.  We will live for eternity if we follow our Lord, Jesus.  He will be at the gate of heaven, waiting for us.  He will lead us in and give us the fulfillment of His promise in heaven.  We may be leaving what was familiar and comfortable behind, but the adventure is just about to begin.

Lord, help me to keep a child like faith even in my old age and trust that you will keep your promise of an eternal life with you.  You created me before I was born.  You guided me through a life filled with ups and downs, sickness and health, success and loss.  I know you will be with me even in eternity.  Thank you for the blessing of eternal life.  Amen!



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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7 Responses to LIFE & DEATH

  1. ken riddles says:

    Good job – succinctly put. 😎👍

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  2. Love Pooh and piglet— weathering the storm, waiting for what will be!!!

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  3. Kathy, your post brings me much peace. As I think of my aging parents, I know they are in the Lord’s precious hands. I pray that they, as well as others, will appreciate each treasured day as eternity waits for our moment of arrival.

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