Osama Bin Laden is dead. This does not even things up or settles anything. The real battle is still ahead. That is, if we want peace and prosperity.
Archive for the Death Category
Tagged As: Christina Greene, Dorothy Morris, Dorwin Stoddard, Gabriel Zimmerman, Gabrielle Giffords, John Roll, Phylis Scheck, St. Gregory the Illuminator | Categories: Death, Politics | Leave a Comment
A contractor can be held liable if a construction site is not secured and a child is injured. It is also illegal to incite others to riot. Why should a politician not be held responsible for using violent speech?
Tagged As: Hope, Love, Prayer | Categories: Death | 1 Comment
A simple, concrete trust of youth leaves many questions unanswered in our Christian faith. There are questions that we need to answer for ourselves. Yet, there are times we return.
Tagged As: Family, Liebesträume, Lizt, Music | Categories: Death | 1 Comment
I still cannot listen to Liebesträume. When taking piano lessons when growing up, one of the instruction books I contained a simplified version of Liebesträume No. 3 by Franz Lizt. My mother loved listening to me play it. Over and over. Again and agin. I became sick of it. Now that my mom is only receiving comfort care in the hospital, I know what would make her the happiest.
Tagged As: Anonymous 4, Music, The Morning Trumpet, Worship | Categories: Death | Leave a Comment
It seems to me that a large part of worship during the 1700s and 1800s was about escaping from the trials of today to an existence I would consider somewhat boring over the long run. How rough and heavy life must have been to only want the next life to be spent on a cloud in endless idleness. Having leisure time in our lives today has changed the need for that personal longing. If life has changed that much, then why does “The Morning Trumpet” comfort me today?
Tagged As: Peace | Categories: Death | Leave a Comment
The Tacoma News Tribune reported the death of Clair Cline, 92, on Sunday, September 19, 2010. Why remember and honor Cline? Cline made a violin while a prisoner of war. The first concert was on Christmas Eve, 1944. A song he chose to play crossed all wartime front lines, “Silent Night.” Or, “Stille Nacht,” if you prefer. Cline has found peace, even if for a brief moment, during a concert while a prisoner of war. He now has his peace from struggle on this earth. May we find a way to peace today, and may it last longer than an evening, so that we can rise above the war of life to enter the Peaceable Kingdom.
Tagged As: Composers, Hillert, Music, Proulx | Categories: Death | Leave a Comment
David added two new assistant choir masters to the heavenly choirs on February 18, 2010. Richard Hillert (born 14 March 23) was Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois. I think it would be safe to say his most performed work is the setting for the canticle “Worthy is [...]