He Died When They Were Safe

First Sergeant Gregory Winckler drew a line in the sand. He fought the battle homeward that his soldiers would understand. With the First Combat Brigade team, he awaited their return, Nobly fighting for his own life, in a lesson we should learn. Don’t forget about the warriors as they come across the shore. They’re a […]

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The Sheperd in the Valley

As a minister I have shepherded people through the dreaded valley of death, and have wandered through its chasms myself. A few years ago those paths converged when was summoned to minister to an unchurched, terminally ill man who asked me to do his upcoming funeral. My heart was torn in two at this request. […]

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The Under Shepherd

The Under Shepherd serves the sheep — the heart of God’s own soul. The Under Shepherd sees one part. The Great Shepherd sees the whole. The Under Shepherd’s stationed near the beating heart of God and travels the sheep’s own terrain upon this earthen sod. To aid the aimless, wandering herd and help them see […]

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The Cains are Able

The ebola virus changed life’s terrain, which buried hope amid a mountain of pain. This channel of death – it’s toll has taken, and with the touch of death Sierra Leone is shaken. Dropped into this cavity of sorrow and loss, God sent the Cains with heart and His cross. The cross defeats death right […]

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Passing Senses

“Recollections of the loss of a father”. The eyes tell all, the touch is dry. You look and think and wonder why. Their painful glare, as if to say, “Please help me, here, right now I pray.” The hands point out to lands unknown – they have the look, they feel alone. The feeling gained […]

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Legacy

A legacy of life comes down and bathes man in its dream. The pinnacle of sights unseen – it soars from the light beam. Some pinpoint times when beams come down and crushes those below. The dreams were more than man could meet. They come down very slow. It happened in a dynasty; a name […]

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A Gust of Wind

A gust of wind – its gentle breeze – picked up Brian on that day And laid him into Jesus’ arms, where he will forever stay. Night will hover o’er no more, since the shadows then did flee. He lives in God’s own purest light for all eternity. How wonderful to read the words, that […]

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Pristine Eggs

Pristine eggs, fire hardened first, then covered with a glow. Glisten, perfected in delicate strokes, the artistry reveals its flow. Exquisite on its platform stand, capture our eye of taste. One cannot view them quickly there; relish not in haste. Likened to a saint of God, first hardened through fire’s trial. Thereafter placed in perfected […]

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Time of Death

Come to the place where time and space cease In their common mode. When loved ones gone aren’t in the past, But in God’s great abode. Time is a tool for humankind, A tracking of our years. Whose line becomes erased in death, Yet drawn inward by the tears. “Time of death” a term doctors […]

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Left You Deep

Leaves that softly breeze along a seeming peaceful scene. The folks that walk within the gate may mask it so serene. Yet tucked into the folds of dirt the loved one restful lies. While visitors may wander long, with hazed looks in their eyes. It’s hard to go – I cannot bare to leave them […]

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