Category Archives: afterlife

Hospice Is . . .

  Hospice is . . . What we all deserve When our departure time is nigh It brings us nurses, aides and doctors To tend to our earthly frame, Visitors who come to sit To be with us by and … Continue reading

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That Final Journey “Home”

This past year as a hospice chaplain I’ve discovered a pattern In my hospice patients: So many discuss trips For which they’re preparing In dreams they have before that final journey One talked about having to set sail . . … Continue reading

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Learning from My Patients

Image from OutdoorLeaders.com This week I learned so much From so many I learned that in viewing death As the “next great adventure” Through which our soul must travel That we must never fear it. I learned To appreciate how … Continue reading

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God Asks us to Cherish Life

  Terrorists, radical extremists, and general people haters, God doesn’t want you to hate and to destroy and claim it is for Him. He wants you to strive towards peace. He wants you to strive to love all people and … Continue reading

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Godly, Angelic Moments Thanksgiving Week

This week twas Thanksgiving Like most hospice chaplains, I was working Visiting my patients Spiritually supporting them and their families One of my favorite patients was going fast She knew she may not see me again And she said, “Thank … Continue reading

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Feeling God

I feel God in every hospice visit In the family’s grief In the patient’s smile In the courage of those present (S)He is there Comforting the sick Supporting the grief-stricken Providing forever memories Reminding us that death of the body … Continue reading

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