June 2017 Blog Posts (9)

Celebrate Life Now!!

We will all receive sooner or later an invitation to attend a Memorial followed by a "Celebration Of Life" for the loss of a loved one.   Why not celebrate life as the beautiful gift that it is as given to us by our Heavenly Father. (Romans 12:6)



Life is the most beautiful gift - given to us by our Heavenly Father - Revelation 4:11.  Just take a look at all of the beautiful creation around us.....the trees, flowers, birds, lakes, and oceans.  Know that while we are in the…

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Added by Diamond on June 30, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Learn from the lost of our love one!

What can we learn from the lost of our love one?  What insight does the lost of our love one gives us?  What about living in the NOW.  What about praising in the NOW.  What about saying those things that when one falls deep into a sleep can no longer hear you.  (Eccl 9:5).  What about the hugs and kisses and beautiful thoughts of that person being express to them now while they can hear it.  

How often do we hear - "just one more day" or "just one more hour" or "just one more hug."…

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Added by Diamond on June 29, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Why do we die?

As a little girl - I often wondered about a few things in life - but one thing I wondered about - was why do we die?   Why can't we live forever now? It took a long while before I became knowledgeable about why we die. Through our first parents Adam and Eve disobedience to our Heavenly Father and the command they were given in regards to the forbidden fruit. (Genesis 2:16,17) Due to them disobeying our Creator mankind has been inflicted with pain, suffering, and death. (Romans…

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Added by Diamond on June 29, 2017 at 8:17am — No Comments

Where is My Motther and My Father? Why did they have to go?

I lost both of my parents to death, and I just have this deep void.  A sense of being without a parent.  It is so hard to explain the void and how I yearn to be in their company again.  Realistically, I know they have fallen asleep in death (Eccl 9:5).  But in my heart, I yearn to hear their voice.  

I know and am aware of the condition of the dead - but my heart sometimes does not want to register the reality of the situation.  I want to feel as if I would see them in this life…

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Added by Diamond on June 27, 2017 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Condition of the Dead.

So often we hear the doubts and speculation in respects to the dead.  I knew from the very beginning I wanted to know - where is my love one headed.  I did not want a guess or a maybe for an answer.  I wanted to know where can I find the true answer as to the dead condition.  For I have several loved ones that have fallen asleep in death. 

I have received so much comfort from that book that is the one most circulated book in the world and that book is the Bible.  It gives us so much…

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Added by Diamond on June 26, 2017 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Death and Revelation 21:3.4.

So many times we hear the pain associated with the loss of a loved one to be filled with so much dread and anxiety in respects to why, how, and where are their loved one headed after death.  However, I find so much peace and comfort from the scriptures as it allows us to peer into the truth in respects to the condition of the dead.  Our love one is as in a deep sleep - away from any more pain and sorrow; they are not burning in agony or suffering in so far remote no-where.  (Eccl…

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Added by Diamond on June 26, 2017 at 9:18pm — No Comments

The Challenge of Coping With Death

Death is and always will be the enemy of mankind.  It was not our Heavenly Father original purpose for mankind to live, grow old and then die.  The pain associated with the loss of one's love one is so deep and unending that it is indescribable if one tries to describe the level and intensity of the pain.  Just knowing that you will not see your love one tomorrow or to even be able to speak with them - leaves a high-level of disbelief to the situation.  You pulled their last voice mail - you…

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Added by Diamond on June 26, 2017 at 8:44pm — No Comments

When the Bereaved Wish To Be Left Alone

Most of us who have lost a loved one seek comfort from our friends, family, and community. So, it might come as a surprise to learn that some bereaved are not seeking solace and prefer to be left alone. I learned this when my friend’s mother-in-law died. I offered her my condolences and asked where I…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on June 26, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Lessons From My Dad

I see my mother everywhere. Though I never looked like her, I can now see a physical resemblance and so many of my qualities remind me of her. Not so for my dad. When I was young, everyone said I looked like him, but I no longer see the resemblance. I never had the good fortune to get to know my father and he…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on June 16, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments

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