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DIFFICULT DECISIONS

By Ginny Rodriguez As many do, my husband Larry returned from a mission trip to El Salvador with stomach aches. How surprised we were to learn his ailment was not Montezuma’s revenge, but stage 4 colon cancer.  My 70-year-old husband took the news with courage. Larry’s first decision was to not only do his best [...]

DIFFICULT DECISIONS2020-05-14T23:57:30+00:00

FOR YOUNG PARENTS . . . 9 TASKS FOR A HERITAGE OF HOPE

A long time ago in a land faraway called California . . . I was a teen doing my chores as quickly as possible, so I could spend my Saturday with friends. This day’s chore was dusting and organizing the bookshelves that separated our living room from the entry hall. After hustling through a zillion [...]

FOR YOUNG PARENTS . . . 9 TASKS FOR A HERITAGE OF HOPE2019-08-22T00:40:28+00:00

WHO DECIDES WHEN WE TAKE OUR LAST BREATH?

WHO DECIDES--THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY? The mission of the medical community is to save lives. For them, death is a defeat against which they work tirelessly. How can we not applaud them for the diseases they have defeated, the accident victims they have saved, and the health care most Americans enjoy?  When we are sick, we [...]

WHO DECIDES WHEN WE TAKE OUR LAST BREATH?2020-05-13T00:25:17+00:00

MAKING YOUR DEATH EASIER ON FAMILY-PART 3

SHARE YOUR FAITH: In the HERITAGE OF HOPE VIDEO SERIES, Ida Strickland states, “My parents showed me how to live and how to die.” We can do the same for our children by choosing faith over fear and looking beyond death to glory. Believing the Bible and looking at death as a transition to eternal [...]

MAKING YOUR DEATH EASIER ON FAMILY-PART 32018-05-29T01:13:59+00:00

MAKING YOUR DEATH EASIER ON FAMILY-PART 2

Does choosing life (Deut. 30:19) mean extreme curative care—whatever it takes, fighting to the last breath—to extend our life? Sometimes, yes. We each have heroes or heroines who have endured much to recover and be there for their families and fulfill the purposes God has given them. We honor their choice of life, their fighting [...]

MAKING YOUR DEATH EASIER ON FAMILY-PART 22018-05-29T01:13:59+00:00

MAKING YOUR DEATH EASIER ON FAMILY-PART 1

My mother’s passing was particularly sweet because we knew what she wanted. In response  to my father’s cognitive impairment, Mom empowered my sister-in-law to be her legal guardian. Many problems were thus avoided. As my mother declined, she discussed her physical condition with her doctor, what her death would probably be like, and her options. Then Mom made [...]

MAKING YOUR DEATH EASIER ON FAMILY-PART 12018-05-29T01:13:59+00:00