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A Terrible Enemy

In 1994 Ali Pierce, the fourteen-year-old daughter of John and Anna Pierce of Massachusetts, was diagnosed with liver cancer. She fought the disease bravely for two years, but in November 1996 she passed away. Her parents of course were grief-stricken. … Continue reading

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Cheating Death

On Sunday, January 9, a single-engine plane in Los Angeles had engine failure during takeoff and went down moments later. The plane came to rest on some railroad tracks, the cockpit crumpled and the pilot bleeding from his injuries. Los … Continue reading

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Common Destiny

Not often does it catch us off guard when a person who is 99 years old passes away, but that is exactly what happened for many people when beloved actress Betty White died a few days ago. Expectations were high … Continue reading

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Four Deaths

Professor Donald Nash pointed out that the word “death” means separation, and he noted four different types of death mentioned in Scripture. The first type is physical death, which is the separation of the soul from the body. Ecclesiastes 12:7 … Continue reading

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And Then He Died

Many years ago, there was a merchant in London named Henry Goodyear who was a religious sceptic. He was very much inclined to scoff at the Bible and its teachings. Goodyear had a niece who was a follower of Jesus … Continue reading

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Safe Here

Many years ago there was a coal miner in northeastern Pennsylvania whose job was to inspect the mine before the other miners came down. He would check the mine for deadly methane gas. Only after he had determined that the … Continue reading

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Are You Ready?

I have heard that there is an old tombstone in a cemetery in Indiana which bears the following epitaph: Pause Stranger when you pass me by, As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you … Continue reading

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Different Story

A man went to see an insurance agent about getting some life insurance. The agent asked the man, “How old was your father when he died, and what caused his death?” He answered, “He was 39, and he died of … Continue reading

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Raised

A little girl was quite sad and upset because her beloved cat had died. Her mother tried to cheer her up by pointing out that her cat was with God in heaven now. “Really?” the little girl asked. “I think … Continue reading

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Death Is Serious Business!

Sometimes we joke about death. Woody Allen said that he wasn’t afraid to die, he just didn’t want to be there when it happened. Rodney Dangerfield, before undergoing a risky surgery, said that if the operation went well, he would … Continue reading

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