PDF or EBOOK (Love Death My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow)


Love Death My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow

Read Love Death My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow Forrest Church ☆ 2 Summary Free read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Forrest Church Ay that our lives will prove worth dying for This last book in his impressive oeuvre is imbued with ideas and exemplars for achieving that goal The stories he offers drawn from his own experiences and from the lives of his friends family and parishioners are both engrossing and enlightening Forrest Church's final work may be his most lasting gift to his readers. A book worth re reading occasionally through lifeThis little book offers thoughts on life that sooth my mind and soul Rev Church offers wonderful ideas on living a meaningful life facing difficulties and celebrating our humanity His mantra Want what you have Do what you can Be who you are This will be my mantra as I continue to seek to have a well lived life

Free read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Forrest Church

Read Love Death My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow Forrest Church ☆ 2 Summary Free read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Forrest Church Ork love and death in a final book Church has been justly celebrated as a writer of American history but his works of spiritual guidance have been especially valued for their insight and inspiration As a minister Church defined religion as our human response to the dual reality of being alive and having to die The goal of life he tells us is to live in such a w. I found reference to this wonderful book through another book that talked about facing death and dying Forrest Church speaks to people of many faiths and beliefs in relating to how we view life His insights and explanations inspired me in my faith God or however we address the sacred in our lives is in essence love We live on after we die in the love we give ourselves but most especially to othersThe author also demonstrates the awe inspiring and the miraculous in the big unanswered uestions left by our beliefs and the amazing mysteries surrounding life death and the divine I believe as he says one can only get closer to solving these mysteries through loveThe story also became so vivid and real in that he was very literally walking through the valley of the shadow

Forrest Church ☆ 2 Summary

Read Love Death My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow Forrest Church ☆ 2 Summary Free read Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Forrest Church On a February day in 2008 Forrest Church sent a letter to the members of his congregation informing them that he had terminal cancer; his life would now be measured in months not years In that remarkable letter he wrote In than one respect I feel very lucky He went on to promise that he would sum up his thoughts on the topics that had been so pervasive in his w. the one thing that can t be taken away from us even by death is the love we give away before we go pg xThe opposite of love is not hate It is fear pg 15He did not spend his life he invested it in things that would ennoble and outlast him Cast out thy fear with love And then this I know it will be somehow easier for us to do the things that need to be done and to let the things that do not matter go pg 16Thornton Wilder The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude pg 19We are mysteriously given life and for a brief time blessed with opportunities to love and serve and forgive one another as best we can not to settle for who we are but to stretch and become who we might be pg 20Want what you have Do what you can Be who you are Wanting what we have mutes the pangs of desire which visits from an imaginary future to cast a shadow on the present which is real Doing what we can focuses our minds on what is possible no no less thereby filling each moment with conscious practicable endeavor And being who we are helps us reject the fool s gold of self delusion It also demands integrity being straight with ourselves and one another pg 34It is tempting to seek meaning not in what we have but in what we desire Of the enemies that frustrate our search for meaning this is perhaps the most traitorous It places fulfillment forever beyond our reach in what we do not have in what we cannot do in who we shall never be pg 39Meaning doesn t emerge from longing for what we lack things we have lost or will likely never find We should wish to think instead for things closer at hand like the sun s kiss good morning when it breaks through the blinds to inaugurate another miracle another day pg 40Life is not a given but a wondrous gift That gift comes with a price attached One day something will steal it from us That doesn t diminish our lives it increases their value pg 43the opportunity of an afternoon and evening we almost surely have in front of us matters not to hide in not to sleep through but to savor and to share pg 47The harder we work to get things exactly right the cautious we become the careful not to fail Risking nothing we stand to gain little beyond the security of a battened down existence pg 48the purpose of life is to live in such a way that our lives will prove worth dying for pg 64Ultimately the courage to be reuires the courage to let go pg 72When people tell me proudly that they don t believe in God I ask them to tell me a little about the God they don t believe in for I probably don t believe in him either God is not God s name God is our name for that which is greater than all and yet present in each pg 80Death may come as a thief in the night but it cannot steal from you the love you have given away the strength you have shown in facing life s hardships or the courage you have proved in uelling your inner demons Today s works of love and acts of conscience weave themselves into a plot that will continue long after you are gone yet be changed for the better by your deeds when you were here Life may not be immortal but love is immortal Its every gesture signs the air with honor Its witness carries past the grave from heart to heart pg 95The uestions we have the farther we can seeUntil life ends no destination is finalSo don t be driven by desire that empty place withtin you never to rest until you reach your goal Invest your joy in the journeySoul work needn t be strenuous to be high impact You can begin transforming your life with a single phonecall Or by writing a kind letter Or by opening your blinds to let the sun flood in Don t say it s nothing It s everything pg 97Think about it The universe was pregnant with us when it was bornA valiant stretch run may not make you a winner but I can promise you this It will make your heart and the hearts of those who love you beat fasterBeing alive to love and hurt to fail and recover to prove your grit and show compassion that is life s true secret pg 105It s not the supernatural but the super in the natural that I celebrate pg 109We are born into a great mystery We die into a great mystery In between in that little dash between the dates on our tombstone what we know of God we learn from love s lessonsSpun into webs of passion and stung with pain Brought to life pg 125Only our unspent love dies when we die love unspent because of fear pg 136I have had the experience over and over again that the uieter it is around me the clearer do I feel connection to you It is as though in solitude the soul develops senses that we hardly know in everyday lifeWhat is happiness and unhappiness It depends so little on the circumstances it depends really only on that which happens inside a person pg 137Let us awaken to the blessing of acceptanceExpressed in a simple saving mantraWant what we have do what we can be who we areRather than letting wishful thinking or regretDisplace the gratitude for all that is ours here and nowTo savor and to saveLet us want what we have Praying for health if we are blessed with healthFor friendship if we are blessed with friendsFor family if we are blessed with familyFor work if we are blessed with tasks that await our doingAnd if our lives are dark may we remember to want nothing than the lovingAffection of those whose hearts are broken by our painLet us do what we can Not dream impossible dreams or climb every mountainBut dream one possible dream and climb one splendid mountainThat our life may be blessed with attainable meaningAnd let us be who we are Embrace our God given nature and talentsAnswer the call that is ours not another sthereby enhancing our little world and the greater world we share pg 143

  • Hardcover
  • 160
  • Love Death My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow
  • Forrest Church
  • English
  • 23 June 2020
  • 9780807072936

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    PDF or EBOOK (Love Death My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow) Forrest Church ☆ 2 Summary I am using this book as a study book at our Methodist Church in West Dundee Illinois The response is very positive Folks are telling me that they like the fact that the book is not cloyingly sanctimonious Instead it is very practical and filled with love If Forrest were still alive I would write to thank him for this grac

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