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About Melody W. Miller

A retired counselor, Melody was thrust into disturbing end of life issues by an emergency Guardianship and Conservatorship of her father in 2005. She realized many of her family’s difficulties could have been avoided with more extensive Pre-planning on the part of her parents. Subsequently, it became Melody's passion to help people organize their affairs so that their families could honor them. Accordingly, the HERITAGE OF HOPE Video Series, the HOH Workbook, and the HOH Website (www.FinishLifeWell.org) all work together to inspire and equip adults of all ages to identify the crucial decisions and complete the essential tasks . . . TO FINISH LIFE WELL.

IN CASE OF RAPTURE . . .

I am sorry you are reading this letter. If I had witnessed the instantaneous removal of every Jesus Follower from the Earth and the resulting chaos, I would be terrified. My goal in writing this is to help you survive. WHAT IS HAPPENING? All of the people who trusted in the death of Jesus Christ [...]

IN CASE OF RAPTURE . . .2020-08-06T18:03:21+00:00

PREVENT THE PREVENTABLE

My father adjusted nicely to his apartment and new routine in an assisted living facility. In spite of Parkinson’s disease, he quickly made friends with other residents who nicknamed him The Mayor. Dad enjoyed his affectionate cat as well as a daily visit from a family member. After six months or so, however, Dad had [...]

PREVENT THE PREVENTABLE2020-08-08T19:12:33+00:00

WHAT IS YOUR STATUS? PART II

Following a disaster or critical incident, medical and mental health professionals typically do triage by making observations and asking questions referred to as a Mental Status Exam. The usual questions are: (1) Identity: What is your name?  (2) Time: What is the date or time? Or Who is the president?  (3) Place: Where are you?  [...]

WHAT IS YOUR STATUS? PART II2020-07-21T18:34:47+00:00

WHAT IS YOUR STATUS? PART I

Following a disaster or critical incident, medical and mental health professionals typically do triage by making observations and asking questions referred to as a Mental Status Exam. The usual questions are: (1) Identity: What is your name?  (2) Time: What is the date or time? Or Who is the president?  (3) Place: Where are you?  [...]

WHAT IS YOUR STATUS? PART I2020-07-20T23:01:45+00:00

2020 HERITAGE OF HOPE UPDATE = GOOD NEWS!

We are excited and thankful to announce Heritage Of Hope now has an OFFICE within the US Digital Outreach Center in Vancouver, WA! Office hours will be 9 to 5, Monday – Thursday. Even though we cannot yet celebrate together, the Heritage of Hope team invites you to rejoice with us as we look back [...]

2020 HERITAGE OF HOPE UPDATE = GOOD NEWS!2020-07-03T19:47:42+00:00

A—Z, THE BLESSINGS OF LONG LIFE

Have you noticed how often we Christians adopt our culture’s despair over aging? To verify the reality of ageism, go shopping for a birthday card! God’s viewpoint is strangely different. Scripture refers to LONG LIFE as a reward, a gift, and a blessing. To prompt our thankfulness as the birthdays accumulate, I’ve identified 26 blessings [...]

A—Z, THE BLESSINGS OF LONG LIFE2020-06-22T02:56:48+00:00

CAN YOU HEAR THE CALL TO PRAYER?

Whatever our particular hardship or concern in this season, prayer is our means of accessing God. How can we not wonder about the forces bombarding our nation? Is COVID 19 being used and manipulated for political purposes—domestic and/or foreign? Is our sin reaping its own reward, or is our nation under attack by the enemy [...]

CAN YOU HEAR THE CALL TO PRAYER?2020-06-08T18:47:07+00:00

ARE YOU ON MISSION?

Sadly, COVID 19 has afflicted some of us, but our nation’s response has impacted all of us. Schedules and activities, commerce and social interactions have all been radically altered. Thankfully, the Lord Jesus Christ remains the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. (Hebrews 13:8) How might we, like Jesus, remain faithful and constant? If you think [...]

ARE YOU ON MISSION?2020-05-09T18:53:02+00:00

RESPONSES TO RESURRECTION

LAZZIE CAT Our family was once the recipient of a rescued cat. Her startle reflex validated the report that she had been abused, but most of the time she just slept. She was a beautiful Calico—white with large areas of black interspersed with orange all over her body. As pretty as she was, [...]

RESPONSES TO RESURRECTION2020-04-07T00:41:20+00:00

DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW . . . PART I

If you become ill, DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW . . .  who is in charge of your medical decisions? If not, this may be the ideal time to hold the family meeting you’ve been postponing—electronically.  We may be practicing isolation, but we are not without the means to communicate. All of us are currently concerned about [...]

DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW . . . PART I2020-03-29T15:37:30+00:00