Category Archives: death

WHEN TEARS FALL

My best friend is facing her final journey.  I’m writing this post with her permission, so that it may help others who are going through the same thing. Life is so fragile, so tentative, but really a time of grace … Continue reading

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DEATH WITHOUT STING

“To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish’d.”  William Shakespeare, “Hamlet” Today we’re attending another … Continue reading

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BABY STEPS

“Everything that is great in life is the product of slow growth; the newer, and greater, and higher, and nobler the work, the slower is its growth, the surer is its lasting success. Mushrooms attain their full power in a … Continue reading

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NEW DAY

When I went to bed last night, I didn’t think about the possibility of not waking up, but when you get to be my age, the odds of that happening become more likely.  When we’re children we pray, “Now I … Continue reading

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IT IS FINISHED

MARY’S JOURNEY By Kathy Boecher© The memories of yesterday were more than any one human being could bear.  Her firstborn Son, subjected to the execution of Roman justice – to the humiliation of this horrible torture – to rejection by … Continue reading

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SNAKES IN THE BASEMENT

My husband grew up in a home that also housed the family business – a funeral home. There were the usual jokes throughout his childhood about people dying to get in there. There were an abundance of stories that would … Continue reading

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FEAR OF DEATH

THANATOPHOBIA – The extreme fear of death I have several friends who are personally experiencing terminal illnesses.   There are also those who have relatives on their deathbeds.  Some of those I know have lost those they loved and may be … Continue reading

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DEATH HAS NO DOMINION

  ORIGINAL POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© 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. … Continue reading

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THE LOSS OF A CHILD

My maternal grandmother was one with a true pioneer spirit.  All that she did in life was done with gusto as well as perseverance.  She, along with my grandfather, raised 8 children, built a dairy farm, tended the chickens, baked fresh … Continue reading

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RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Alan Seeger was an American poet who lived and fought as a French Foreign Legion soldier during World War One.  Being witness to many of his friends dying around him, obviously … Continue reading

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