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About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.

Killer Words

How often this past week have you used the word “hate” when discussing a controversial or contentious issue? I’ve noted in my own comments of late that I’ve used the hate word a whole lot more often than I should. … Continue reading

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Jedi Spirituality

I’ve heard sayings like “life is what you make of it”; “a picture paints a thousand words”; “life is a journey, not a destination”; “if our life is a story, what does yours say” much of my life. But what … Continue reading

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The Beauty of The Ordinary

We all want uniqueness, to stand out in the crowd; we know we’re made different, but standing out makes us proud. Our need for uniqueness, our drive to excel; many strive to achieve it and  by striving seem well. But … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Injustice 

Injustice is all around us, you see it everywhere, but if we’re not real careful we’ll find we just don’t care. From a senseless drive-by shooting to defacing redwood trees, prevaricating by the fake news, a family torn apart by … Continue reading

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The Tracks of Life

Does life unfold in clustered feelings, good things happening all at once; then the bad things joined together, coming at you unannounced? Or, do life’s events come rolling at you like a train on life’s rail lines, good and bad … Continue reading

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Peace

One of the attributes that I admired most in Christians before I was saved was the kind of peace they seemed to have. I’ve been chasing after that peace ever since.  In John 16:33 Jesus is facing the cross squarely … Continue reading

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Sadness

Like fog settling in for the morning or a giant blanket covering a room, sadness smothers and consumes you, with grayish shades of doom and gloom. Its cause and thickness always changing, its murky pall can spread like fire, every … Continue reading

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