Monthly Archives: March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Received in the mail a letter from Plant with Purpose listing the people who donated in Karis’ name.  Thank you so very much.  The total amount donated so far was $2,315.00, and one person will be making monthly recurring donations. … Continue reading

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

I just finished re-watching Karis’ Ascension memorial service (thanks so much again, Brian).  Want to say thank you once again to each person who contributed and participated in this celebration of Karis’ life.  What a gift to our family.  It … Continue reading

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Back from Brazil–and Happy Birthday, David!

I’m writing to you from Bellingham, Washington, where our mission team is gathered for our semi-annual retreat.  This team lives and works all over the world, so we see each other only twice a year.  Dave and I missed the … Continue reading

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The comfort of music

Margaret–and others who asked about the song I posted Wed.–it’s called Kyrie Eleison and you can hear it sung at the beginning of Karis’ memorial service. Here’s another beautiful song sent by a friend, It Must be Wonderful (thank you, … Continue reading

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prayers for you, as well as for our family . . .

Grant to all who mourn a sure confidence in your fatherly care, that casting all their grief on You, they may know the consolation of your love.  Amen. Give courage and faith to those who are bereaved, that they may … Continue reading

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Wed., March 5, 2014 Four weeks . . .

Empty, broken, here I stand Touch me with Your healing hand Take my arrogance and pride Wash me in Your mercy’s tide.   When my faith has all but gone, give me strength to carry on. When my dreams have … Continue reading

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Jan has provided a shorter version of the memorial service content, that lists the music titles and Scripture references, but includes the text of the reflections and homily: A EUCHARIST OF THE RESURRECTION In thanksgiving for the life of KARIS … Continue reading

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