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Truth beyond my wildest imagination...the first creation was effortless, but was unsuccessful...the new creation begins in pain and agony but ends in success...every tear and sorrow wiped away. May our prayers surround Ed's family and friends with the peace and understanding of that reality.



three days ago a friend of mine named jaclyn died after a year and a half of battling cancer at 23 years old. she was part way through a degree in youth work at columbia bible college, and i looked forward to the day she would become a fantastic, thoughtful, caring, creative, passionate youth minister here in british columbia (canada). this post (as well as the recently posted 'miracles liturgy' in the worship tricks section) have both been used with poignancy in our community's processing of this event. thank you. blessings...jeremy


thanks jeremy. i wept with sadness at edd's funeral on tuesday. i have felt overwhelmed with sorrow. i pray for you and your community. i have to preach on the beattitudes in 10 days and have been chewing over 'blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted'.



This post means so much... My Uncle died on Tuesday, aged 54, of cancer... The poems really help take the loss away and change my sorrow to laughter.




i'm sorry.
i'm glad you found the poems anyway...

Liz Low

Hi Jonny,

Thanks for posting these poems. Just what I needed today.


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