Tag Archive: death

Jun 24 2015

THE GRAVE DOESN’T WRITE THE FINAL CHAPTER

By: James J. Jackson I recently lost a good friend and neighbor, Dan Goff from colon cancer. Dan was a man of great integrity with a strong set of values. He loved people unconditionally, and spent his life uplifting and encouraging others; always willing to volunteer his time and talents. Dan was a talented musician …

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Jun 22 2015

Why do people have to die?

People die because “God wants more angels,” says Katie, 6. Though some people act like angels and others like the devil, angels are angels and people are people. With the exception of morticians, no one likes funerals. When we experience the loss of a friend or a loved one, it’s easy to forget that death …

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Sep 25 2013

High anxiety: Had your dose of peace today?

Anxiety seems to grip our society these days. September 11 brought fears of flying and of the mail. Airlines heighten security and try to attract passengers with low fares and bonus frequent flyer miles. Homeland security alerts heighten tensions. Should we worry about this bridge, that building or tonight’s sporting event? A necessary war with …

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Jun 24 2013

What to do when a loved one dies

Whether it’s expected or accidental, the death of a loved one can shake you to the core. The last thing you want is to have to interrupt grieving to deal with mundane tasks, but unfortunately there are many actions that must be done on behalf of the deceased. Some must be taken immediately, while with …

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Jun 06 2013

LRMC grabs new awards

Longview Regional Medical Center (LRMC) has furthered its reputation for excellence by earning the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Evidence-based guidelines pointed to LRMC as a facility whose care for cardiac and stroke patients scored 85 (or higher) for two or more six-month intervals while …

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May 19 2013

No heaven or hell? I wouldn't bet on it

We humans struggle with the mystery of life after death. Many people believe they have had a near death experience. Others believe they actually died, but were sent back from Heaven to continue life on earth. I’ve never heard a report of anyone going to Hell and being sent back. Hmm. I would never challenge …

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May 12 2013

Remembering Mom and praising God

When Mom gasped suddenly and took her final breath in this life earlier this month, succumbing to the insidious disease of Alzheimer’s, we were there with her. My brother Jimmy, sister Kelly, our aunt Kathryn and uncle Reggie (Mom’s brother and sister), and I were gathered at her bedside and watched her pass from this …

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Apr 29 2013

No progress on gun control to report

buy essays for college Yes, I know I said I wasn’t going to write any more columns on gun control, largely because the exercise is: 1. Futile. 2. A waste of time. 3. Unproductive. But with Congress taking up the issue again and Washington awash with hypocrisy amid rumors of progress, it is a time …

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