I Dreamed of Heaven

Last night I dreamed about heaven.  At least I think it was heaven.  Or something like heaven at least.  Dreams are like that, aren’t they?  You think you know what they are about and then you remember another part to the dream and you begin to wonder.  Well, last night’s dream was like that.  Maybe…

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Taking Down the Christmas Tree

My cancer support groups meets this morning in my home.  Twice a month, 15 to more than 20 of us gather together to share our lives.  We laugh, we sometimes cry a little and we talk.  We talk about things that are important, things that are deep, things that are hard, and things that are holy. As I came down…

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She’s Gone

“Sissy, she’s gone.”  It was my sister’s voice on the cell phone.  I stood in a Hampton Inn Hotel room outside Dallas, Texas.  Joanie and I had just talked moments before.  Our mother’s hospice nurse had called to say her breathing had just changed and it would be good to come to her side.  They thought…

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A Day of Miracles

It began the night before.  She’d been taken to the Emergency Room by her daughter and granddaughter.  The old woman’s brain was broken by age and the mental disease that had plagued her all her life.  For unknown reasons, her medications had stopped working and deep depression had set in.  Depression had given way to paranoia…

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