Monday, April 22, 2013


Well I was reminded last night that I was overdue for a blog post, and I've been meaning to write one, but waiting for the right place, emotionally and physically. So now, I'm coming to you from a place of retrospection, and from a little coffee shop in downtown Portland.

I don't have anything profound to say, but maybe God will still speak something profound into your life through what He's been doing in mine. 

One week ago, on last Monday night, my aunt Rosann passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer. She had been in a lot of pain for several months prior, and we are thankful that she is no longer suffering.

On Tuesday night, the students of the school where she was principal held a candlelight vigil in her honor.

photo copyright Miami Herald

All you have to do is google Dr Rosann Sidener to see the incredible impact she had on so many lives. Here's an article detailing just a small portion of her accomplishments. She lives on here through the changes she brought to Miami and to so many lives.

But she lives on in a way that is so much more than that. Because of her trust in Jesus as her Savior, death has no hold over her, nor over anyone who trusts their life to Him. Our family can find comfort in the fact that the next time we see her, she will not be in pain, but in the joy of spending eternity in the presence of God.  

Death is a weird subject that makes a lot of people feel awkward. It's hard to respond to. Yes, it's hard for the loved ones left behind, and there is still grief in loss. But there is joy in the death of Christ that put our death in His grave. Here's a song with some great lyrics about what Jesus did through the cross. 

I highly encourage you to watch that and think about it. 

I've also, once again, been able to see God's timing clearly through hindsight, and once again His providence. Maybe in my next post I will detail those things. 

Thanks once again for reading, and for being in my life. I appreciate you. =]

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