A Good Funeral, Part 2

By Elizabeth Prata A Good Funeral, Part 1 I went to a funeral last weekend. There's something different about a Christian funeral. Backing up some, growing up, our family's business was Funeral Homes. My great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were funeral directors. They guided the grieving families through the process of giving over the body, preparing …

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Stephen Hawking, coffins, & other thoughts

Noted theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died this week. He was brilliant, no doubt about that. His nickname in school was "Einstein", and he lived up to name by contributing mightily to the areas of cosmology, particularly in Big Bang Theory and Black Holes. He died of a rare form of Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) in …

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Why does America love death so much?

Do you ever wonder why American society is fascinated with death? From movies to entertainments to conversation to society in general, it's a culture of death. I'm old enough to remember life, culture, and entertainment before our national fascination with death. In the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, Movie posters used brighter colors. Blood and gore were …

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