'...brought us to life with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
raised us up with him,
and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus,
that in the ages to come
he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace
in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith,
and this is not from you; it is the gift of God;
it is not from works, so no one may boast.
For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works
that God has prepared in advance,
that we should live in them." Ephesians 2
Jesus, we trust in you. Thank you for this journey with hospice into a "natural death" which is totally in your hands and according to your plan for dad! Yes, twice while I was getting dad in his Sunday shirt while mass was on TV - we heard the priest say "from conception to natural death." "Dad this is natural death we are living out!" I said, and he agreed just before he lost consciousness for a few hours and then he sang "Joy to the world" to me and the nurse! Just as Hallel was praying for him with her Community of the Lamb in France! Jesus, we trust in you. Bless-bless. Barbara
"Dad, I guess you wanted to see the first snow." He then made a face!