Sunday Faith Blog

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.”   1 Corinthians 13:12

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; …”  Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

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10 Responses to Sunday Faith Blog

  1. My sister and my step-mother also go through this at times like this.
    An anniversary, a holiday.
    I feel for people who have suffered great loss when times of remembrance occur.
    May God give strength, hoper and patience while waiting to be re-united again.

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  2. geeez2014 says:

    Yes, Ed…holidays, anniversaries, or just a Tuesday afternoon….I heard someone say last week that ‘Those of you grieving even up to two years later…’ and I had to smile…TWO YEARS? It doesn’t go way, you just get used to it..and it does get easier.

    EVERYBODY: OFF TOPIC: I just saw a Holiday Greeting TV ‘ad’ from “The People of Poland” have you seen that? It’s very nice.

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  3. Mal says:

    Ed, “….and patience while waiting to be reunited again.” That brings up a question my wife asks on occasion……Which family will we be reunited with, the one we were born into or the one we created when we got married? On that basis, everyone will be reunited with one another. One big happy family.

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  4. Baysider says:

    I saw the one about the grandfather going to England to see his son — is that it? (Nothing else comes up)

    PS – I can bring you the book. It’s brief and you can hardly put it down.

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  5. geeez2014 says:

    Mal, we’re one big happy family….I believe personally that we will love everyone there. Not sure it will matter what husband or children or parents we had….But I DO HOPE that I’m wrong. I’d very much like to see my husband, for who he IS, again.
    And, I’m hoping that we let subject drop as nobody knows and it’s all conjecture and doesn’t always go well when these things are pursued here! Thanks.

    Baysider, when you say “Nothing else comes up”? I’m not following you. I have no link on my post…??? Did you try to Google the POlish TV spot? I just did but only had a few minutes and can’t find this year’s…apparently, they’ve done it before. It’s just lovely and, with all the hate for America there is around the world (and there IS), it was refreshing!
    I think I’d like to read the book…the issue of homosexuality is a puzzling and sad one for me, but if you say it’s that good, I’d love to see it. Perhaps we can have a little time together….you’ve been SO good to me all year, I’d love to take you to lunch!!
    Let me know!

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  6. geeez2014 says:

    https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=3988

    Our good buddy here, Mal, emailed this to me in hopes I could post it here…and I’m very happy to and appreciative of his thoughtfulness.
    It’s about more benefits for vets for those of you who might be deserving!

    GOD BLESS OUR VETS…thanks, Mal!

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  7. Kid says:

    Well, I’ve been through all five stages with everyone (including pets) that I’ve lost, so I’m at acceptance on everyone. There is of course nothing I can do about it anyway. I will be reunited or not know the difference. There are several cats (felines) that I want to talk to first when I get there and that I would enjoy hugging right now if it were possible.

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  8. Baysider says:

    Kid, I could only wish I could see a particular cat in heaven. His little impish face still looks back at me from my computer where he is frozen for eternity “in trouble.”

    Z, yes, let’s do that. The book’s brief chapters alternate between the mother and son each giving their perspective. She was an atheist, deeply hurt by her son’s choices and had much to deal with in her own life. She came to Jesus because of a pamphlet given to her by a priest for parents grieving over a child’s homosexuality, but really a call to HER. Christopher’s views are FAR from, say, Matthew Vines, and he writes beautifully about them in his chapter “Holy Sexuality.”

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  9. 1: I also tried to search for that Polish video, but nothing you described came up, same as your search.
    2: i’m intrigued about Baysiders comments.

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  10. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, it was a wonderful ad, HELLO to Americans during the holidays from Poles who still appreciate them for all they’ve done for them. The most antisemitic people in Europe actually say “Happy Chanukkah,” too!

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