Category Archives: Hope

Goodbye … For Now

A young couple in our church recently delivered their first child only to give him up to death four short hours after he arrived. (I heard about their situation via our church’s prayer list. I don’t personally know them.) Before this child’s … Continue reading

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God Puts The Lonely In Families

After yesterday’s post, I decided I needed to expand today on the details I mentioned about my younger sister. (So if you haven’t read that post about my older/younger sister, you might go back and read that first.) When my … Continue reading

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Safe In His Arms

Less than two weeks from today, my family and I will quietly acknowledge the short life of my younger sister, Nadja Kaye Stricker. She was born on April 8, 1954 and died on July 30, 1955 of intussusception, a medical … Continue reading

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Made For Heaven?

Over the last six weeks, my Beloved and I have been participating in a class on C. S. Lewis. The moderator (a physician) is a man whose love for Lewis is like an infectious disease − communicated orally. It was … Continue reading

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Beauty … In Aging

As we age, it seems to me there’s a great deal of looking back. We become naturally more reflective. We measure our lives as a way of answering some pointed questions. Did my life matter? Did I accomplish something that … Continue reading

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The Wait Of Silence

Looking for a post about silence? Allow me to explain about an unabated, extended silence … nearing its eighth year. First, let me introduce to you a twenty-something young man (first guy on the right, in this 2005 picture at left), … Continue reading

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Communicating Great Things

Like many others, I’m amazed how full my Inbox is when I see it first thing in the morning. Lots of emails get trashed after half an inattentive glance. Knowing today is the anniversary of President Ronald Reagan‘s birthday, I … Continue reading

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