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October 22, 2007

Long time no write. I was tired of looking at a sandwich and Amy apparently is too.

Yesterday we went to the funeral home for visitation. A friend’s grandfather had died. I didn’t know him but apparently he lived a remarkable life. If nothing else stood out (which it did) the line was impressive. The line to get into the funeral home. It stretched through the building, out the doors and down the street. The boys did remarkably well waiting. We were promising Chick-fil-a. Eli even shed some tears. It was when one of our friends pointed out our error ( Chick-fil-a is closed on Sunday’s). Morals getting in the way of a good Chicken Sandwich. See again Sandwiches…I’m digressing.

We have had a lot of death around us recently. Kim’s cousin committed suicide not long ago and then on what might seem a weird connection, we enjoyed a night at our friend Angie’s place listening to true scary stories and funny tales of the medical examiner. All that reminds me that we all will face death ourselves. I taught a lesson one time called “Bury me Deep” about resurrection and I Cor. 15. If we are united with Christ we will all rise to meet him. There is some other interesting/weird stuff in that chapter. I’ll save that for a private conversation.

Back to the funeral home. There was another family with a dead relative in the next room. No line. No visitors. A striking contrast. It made me think about how we live, who we influence, will we be missed. Mainly will we make a difference.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. October 22, 2007 10:42 am

    You may not blog as often as you used to, but your life WILL make a big difference in the end, Tommy! Your life has ALREADY made a big difference.

    Love, Dee

  2. October 22, 2007 11:10 am

    I’m sure we will all make a difference – will it be positive or negative?

    I never crave Chick-fil-A unless it’s a Sunday!

  3. October 22, 2007 12:38 pm

    We’ve been missing you! Glad to see you’re back even if it did take a funeral to get you here. 🙂

  4. October 22, 2007 12:39 pm

    Thanks Dee. That was sweet.

    Terri…what’s with that? I mean, I know why they are closed but why is that the only time we think about it?

  5. johndobbs permalink
    October 22, 2007 4:03 pm

    Sorry for the sadness and goodbyes you are experiencing.

    Since your last post I have had two BMTs…but never before.

  6. October 22, 2007 4:16 pm

    thanks Amy.

    JD, those things are not on the lite menu! So I don’t get to have them.

  7. October 22, 2007 4:27 pm

    You know, I am glad you posted too, but that was a rambling post….you need to practice more!

  8. October 22, 2007 9:40 pm

    Donna, you get what you pay for.

  9. October 23, 2007 11:43 am

    I was at a funeral last week also. My cousin, a 37 year old mother of two, former drug addict that had come to Christ, but with a weak physical heart from a life of drug abuse and the pneumonia she had contracted was too much for her weakened body. So our sorrow was filled with hope, but it was sad to watched a few of her friends mourn without hope beyond this life.

  10. October 23, 2007 4:19 pm

    Lee, that is tough. You never know what effect her example may have had on them.

  11. October 25, 2007 6:19 am

    You ramble on any old way you want to, Tommy. You bless my life.

  12. October 25, 2007 10:48 pm

    Thanks Keith.

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