I sensed that Millie was close to death but, even so, the news of her death seemed “strange” to me.  Maybe strange isn’t the right word, but when I think that Millie is no longer living on this earth, and that I will not see her lovely face again at the nursing home, it causes me to meditate on the concept of death.  We will all one day leave this earth!


What recourse do we have against so great an enemy?

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

I want to thank those who prayed for Millie during the closing moments of her life.



Seldom heard …

Luke 12:51-53 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.


Luke 6:20  And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Luke 6:21  Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Luke 6:22  Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

Luke 6:23  Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

Luke 6:24  But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

Luke 6:25  Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

Luke 6:26  Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Luke 6:27  But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

Luke 6:28  Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Luke 6:29  And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.

Luke 6:30   Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

Luke 6:31  And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Luke 6:32  For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

Luke 6:33  And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

Luke 6:34  And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

Luke 6:35  But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Luke 6:36  Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.


On a “Good Friday” more than twenty years ago my husband and I followed a man carrying a large cross around town.  We were given some words to chant in Latin as we walked in the procession.  We repeated the words over and over again as we walked, but had no idea what we were saying.  If I remember correctly it was cloudy and drizzly as we walked and walked.  We thought it was a “good” thing to do so we did it. At one point in our walk we heard someone across the road yell out to us “He’s Alive!”  We did not understand what the person was trying to say.  We continued chanting and following the man holding the cross until the “event” was over.  It wasn’t until years later, when we were born again, that the light went on.  We were just talking about the incident last evening and, looking back, my husband said that he recalls that we were near a Christian book store when we heard the person yell out “He’s Alive!”  (We became familiar with the store after we were born again.)  Since I have been saved I have seen other processions with people carrying statues of “Mary.”  I think to myself  “oh those poor lost souls!” Yet I was once one of those “poor lost souls.”  Did the person who yelled out “He’s Alive!” on that “Good Friday” long ago imagine that at least two people in that procession would one day be born again and remember those words!

Revelation 1:18  I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

See also  … SALVATION