Last Thursday, October 18, on my 56th birthday, my brother-in-law passed away. He had been ill for a long time and so it was a bitter release. I had a blog half-written that is still incomplete. Managing grief seemed to be the agenda of every day not writing. Thank you for your understanding. He was a creative, intelligent man and we will miss him. A free spirit.
His death certainly was a reminder that living spiritually is not all about profound quotes, surreal sunsets, and happy thoughts.
Life and death walk with their fingers entwined like co-dependant lovers, sometimes angry and out of step with each other but never letting go. Living spiritually is about facing death while dreaming about the life that is beyond this veil. Pray for our family that the strength of God fills us for today and the hope of God encourages us for tomorrow and beyond.