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The End is the Beginning

 

END IS THE BEGINNING 
Cloverton

So long, farewell
I wish you well
You gained the world and lost it all
Today is pain
To die is gain
And tomorrow Jericho will fall

And the end is the beginning
Where death makes way for living
It’s on You I’m depending
And it all begins in the end

Complexions of a Father’s love
Are veiled with shadows that you own
The ones you try to leave behind
Are deep inside your heart and in your bones

And the end is the beginning
Where death makes way for living
It’s on You I’m depending
And it all begins in the end

And the end is the beginning
Where death makes way for living
It’s on You I’m depending
And it all begins in the end
That’s where You and I begin

Into the Beautiful

I’ve been working with a man from the UK over the past few months, assisting him in the area of ghostwriting and editing. I finished a project for him this past week and sent a report. In response I got a note from him that his brother just died unexpectedly.

What do you say in response to something like that? All I could tell him was that I would be praying for him. I am, and I will. Me and the kids stopped right there to pray for him and his family and friends.

It’s been 14 years to the day since my best friend died, and still sometimes I wonder what life would be like if she had stayed. Would she have married? Would we be comparing notes about motherhood or writing? Your life is never exactly the same when you lose someone close. Those things that could have been never will be, and it hurts. I pray that my client in the UK finds peace and comfort, and that his brother is in a better place … a place of light and love and beauty.

The song I’m sharing today has recently become one of my favorites. It makes me think of Heaven … the beautiful. It’s one of those songs where I can close my eyes and just listen to it over and over again. Today, the song is my prayer for my friend, for his brother. That the chaos be made a chorus. That His love and mercy covers all.

Take me into the Beautiful.