The Bottom Line

13 06 2012

I don’t count, but I have probably officiated over 100 funerals. Every one is different; every circumstance demands wisdom; every service is personal, not generic. I have counseled with dozens of people on their death beds and tried to comfort their families when they passed. I find one thing in common; the bottom line of life is your family and your faith. Who you love and what you believe. Comfort and hope abound in these basic values.

We live like the bottom line is wealth, or career, or success, or retirement, or whatever. Sadly we often pursue these worthy visions at the expense of our family, our faith, or both. Believe me, its not worth it. It seems that the proximity of death reveals what is really important. To reach that point without a loving family and growing faith is a real human tragedy. Family and faith are worth your investment; their value will increase with time and their dividends will outlive the years that you are given.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter; Fear God and keep His commandments; for this is the whole duty of man” Ecclesiastes 12:3




2 responses

14 03 2007
Deb Dey-Ermand

Jeremiah 6:16…”Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths,where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls”
The wholeness of life, the safety, security, and tranquility of heart and mind that comes from families living by faith according to God’s word,..true peace.(Even when we lose those close to us)

13 02 2009

just stopped by….

Very nice site. All the best….

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