Death seems to be surrounding us lately. With the influx of new COVID cases, even those who are vaccinated are not immune to the last breath of life as we know it. My thoughts have turned to this subject of dying much more than I want them to. How do we overcome the fear of death and the emptiness that it causes within us? With all that is happening around us, it would be easy to raise our hands in despair. The world fills our minds with thoughts of gloom and doom every day. So how do we manage to make it through each day without walking around with a cloud over our head?

God has given us the hope of eternal life. Our future home is assured. There will be no mortgage payments, no worry about maintenance, no fear, no tears, just eternal peace. That isn’t pie in the sky mentality, its true. Our hope is built on Christ alone, who came and paid the price of the ransom that held us captive. Our sins have been forgiven once and for all. We can place our faith in the promise of eternity with Him once we breathe that last breath.

When death approaches our front door, it seems a dreadful thought,
But just imagine what’s in store. With Angels we’ll be brought.
The gates of heaven opened wide, the throne of God we’ll see.
Our Savior at the Father’s side, a room for you and me.

Our bonds are freed – the chains are gone. The ransom has been paid.
No hopeless tears – a brand new dawn – no more to be dismayed.
A paradise awaits us beyond this murky life.
No pain or sorrow will there be – a perfect holy life.

So set your eyes on Jesus. Don’t ever let Him go.
He is our own Redeemer. His blood for us did flow.
I love you, dear Lord, Jesus. You’re all in all to me,
and when death comes I’ll tremble not, for you have died for me.



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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  1. oneta hayes says:

    Death is a mixed blessing. So hate to go, but we will love to arrive.

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    • says:

      We’ve had several friends, young and old, vaccinated or not who have entered heaven recently. We do rejoice but also mourn.


  2. I just feel those buzzards circling

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  3. Linda Lee/Lady Quixote says:

    My 72-year-old husband is going to have a heart catheterization procedure tomorrow. Four months ago, he finished a round of 44 radiation treatments for prostate cancer. I am struggling to hold on to my peace. Thank you for this poem, Kathy. I needed to read it now. ❤

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    • says:

      Hang in there, Linda. You’ve had your share of struggles in the recent past, but you’ve already seen many miracles as well. Trust in the Lord. He is just a prayer away. I’ll pray for your husband and you!!

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  4. Indeed, these many months have shared illness and death where we never expected its darkness so soon. Our personal world may have been shaken, but God’s grace and peace blesses us to experience a better time in Eternity.

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