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"The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world." Georgia Elma Harkness

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Thank you for a beautiful post, Tortuf.

[Votive] For Steven, may light perpetual shine upon him. And continuing prayers for Grits and family.

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.

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Robert Armin

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Tortuf, I am glad you and Sine were there, and I'm vey grateful to you for your last post.

Grits, you and your family are still in my prayers.

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Sine Nomine

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I don't think I can better Totuf's description. It was a beautiful service, filled with love and tenderness. So glad I was able to be present. I will always remember it.

Precious, Precious, Sweet, Sweet Daddy...

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May you grieve supported by the love and understanding of loved ones who hold you with care and concern.

Know that many grieve with you and wish the best for you and your family as you walk through this valley of shadow.

May God's presence be near.


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Ye Olde Motherboarde
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Originally posted by Grits:
I see your names here, your little avatars, and I can't help but think that I have literally a worldful of friends.

Thank you for all the kind words. I am beyond grateful and uplifted by them. I know I haven't been around much lately, but I think all the time I was here in the past was a good investment.

My older son created this video when he got in tonight. I hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks again for all your words of encouragement, and especially for your prayers.

Grits, your son created a lovely video that made me cry. Thank you so much. Your children are such a blessing, because YOU are, so that is where they got it.

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Compassionate fundamentalist
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Just popping in to say thanks again. It was uplifting to read back through all the kind words and sweet expressions of sympathy.

All is good here, just staying busy, still writing thank you notes. We already have a few trips planned, which will be nice.

Here's a link to the video that was shown at the funeral. The funny video of Stephen singing was from home movies, so I can't link to it. I wish you could see it, too.

Even youths grow tired and weary,and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Lord, fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff, and shut it when I've said enough. Amen.

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God bless you, Grits. [Votive]

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Just to travel through the Corinthians reference in Grits's sig, to its conclusion.

'Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your travail is not in vain.' [Votive]

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Re video: This video contains material from WMG which has blocked your country on copyright grounds. Sorry about that.

Blessings, anyway.

Even more so than I was before

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Grits, you already know how I feel in my e-mail and such. But let me say it again. You know you are my hero and we'll see Stephen in heaven someday. [Tear]

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Grits, the video was lovely. Stephen was blessed to have you and your extended loving family as part of his earthly life.

Many prayers for all of you as you adjust to life with Stephen.

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Not around much these days so I've only just seen this. Grits, my heart goes out to you and your family. I know that Stephen had a wonderful family and you will have been a blessing to him all his brief life. Now he is with Jesus.



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[Votive] May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

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Only just saw this. So very sorry. (Words are so inadequate aren't they.) [Votive]

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So sorry to see this, Grits.

Watching the video and reading through this thread, it's beautiful to see how much light Stephen's short life brought to the world. God bless him and all those who knew and loved him.

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[Votive] What a wonderful mother you are! I am sure that Stephen could not wished for better.

'God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can and Wisdom to know the difference.'

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I somehow missed this thread previously. My prayers go out to you and yours, Grits. [Votive]

Life is just a bowl of cherries!

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