Abide with Me

I can’t sleep again. I got home late (10:30 LOL) and I was so exhausted I thought I was going to pass out. Well, I did, relishing the thoughts of sleeping in until…6 or 7 or something. But no. Four am on the dot. I keep thinking of the eulogy I’m to give on Friday […]

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Marriage to Marriage

We are married to marriage. Our whole culture, across all socio-economic, religious, gender and political boards is overwhelmingly married to the idea of marriage. When someone divorces, they call it a “failed marriage”. But the implication is not that the actual pairing failed; rather, the implication is that something tragic and bad has happened and […]

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Nuts n' Bolts

Here we are, getting down to the nuts n’ bolts of death. Cleaning out possessions from dad’s room, meeting with the mortician, going over the funeral plans, choosing flowers. I heard recently that from an LDS perspective, LDS funerals should have the three following components: Remembrances of the deceased’s life, comforting words for the mourners, […]

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