Time has many definitions. One that comes to mind is a measure of existence: a lifetime. The beginning of one’s lifetime can be defined, but the ending is not for us to know. We live each day and then another…week after week; month after month; year after year. The future is not ours to see; the past is our days lived and the present, well, the present is for us to live; it is our today to do with as we choose. Today is the one moment in time that we have a controlling interest in.


Grieving Lasts A Lifetime

The physical loss of a loved one is the beginning of grieving that lasts a lifetime. There will be a time when you get used to it, but there will never be a time when you are over it. Grieving lasts a lifetime.

A Distant Shore


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will
dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. (Psalm 23:6 NKJV)

The dying often see and hear things that we cannot. It has been my experience working with the dying in hospice that there is more beyond this life. Anyone in hospice who has attended a death can tell stories that have no earthly explanation.

What the dying experience as they transcend this life remains a mystery. I personally believe in heaven and a loving God who made it possible for us to be there, someday. I look forward to reunions with loved ones again.

Whatever you believe about an afterlife…whatever your hope is beyond the grave, one thing is for certain by the accounts of the dying, there is beyond this life, a distant shore.

A Thought for the Living

 There is no sorrow greater than words left unsaid and deeds left undone

Take the Time


Through the years…family and friends…together.

Time passes…things change…an empty chair.

Take the time, while you have the time,

With those dear to you.