Corporal Works of Mercy

Reflections on the Corporal Works of Mercy

The Cruelty of Dementia – Taking Care of my Father

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Visiting the sick, it sounds easy enough, you visit someone who is sick, keep them company, Hospital, Tuskegee (LOC)bring them some food, take care of their kids, or bring them medicine.  My family has been the recipient of this corporal work of mercy, with each of our nine children.  Our friends and family would rise to the occasion and help us through these times of transition as we welcomed new ...

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Joyfully Visiting the Sick

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Our Time on This Earth is Short

There can be joy in the dying process.  I remember my reaction when my father was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.  It was significantly different from the other times I had experienced the loss of a loved one.  In the past, I felt somewhat devastated and every fiber of my being screamed no, but this time was different.  Yes, I was sad about it, but interestingly, by some supernatural grace of God, I was ...

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Learning To Love During Death

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It’s Hard to Grow Closer to Someone you Know is Going to Die

IMG_0232I grew up in a loving family, we were very service oriented — giving of our time, talent, and treasure to help those in need. My parents constantly set an example, to show love in everything you do; give of yourself to make someone’s life better. I’ve been ...

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It’s All About Attitude

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Attitude, we all have one.  Our approach to a person, situation or event usually has a great influence on how it will turn out for us and everyone else involved.  One bad attitude can wreck an entire party.  The same thing can happen within our homes.  There is one chapter in the book Arms of Love, by Carmen Marcoux, that shows how one person who “woke up on the wrong side of the bed” can have a profound ...

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How to Be a Father after God’s own Heart

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In the old testament, God said that King David was a man after God’s own heart.  Wow, what a compliment.  King David achieved this goal by uniting his will to that of God.  He did this through prayer, through reading scripture and through his every day actions which gave glory to God.  During the funeral activities following my father in law’s passing, I pondered what is was that he did to have such a positive impact not only on his ...

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Are you Afraid of Dying?

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Family Funerals

Funerals, everybody loves attending them, right?  If you are like me, you don’t look forward to attending a funeral.  Depending on who died, it may be a very somber event.  In my forty five years on this earth I have attended funerals for the young, old cemetaryand everyone in between. Funerals are a difficult part of life, but they are a ...

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Joy in the Midst of Suffering

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We are a Joyful People

We are called to be a joyful people, not because we are always happy or that things always go our way, but because we are children of God and He loves us with a never ending love.  Christians in the early Church had great joy and that joy was infectious, people were compelled to become Christians because of their love even though being a Christian meant that your life could be in danger.  Love is expressed ...

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