Tag Archives: Dying

Thanksgiving: A Time for Communicating About the things that Matter

Neville Sarkari MD, FACP Corporate Medical Director, Covenant Hospice One of our favorite things we ever heard Steve Jobs say is… ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ We love it for three reasons: 1) It reminds all of us that living with intention is one of […]

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Feast Week

I heard a radio announcer use a disturbing term this morning–”feast week.” We have a national holiday this Thursday…something that harkens to the earliest days of our nation. It was recognized in order for Americans to pause and give thanks for all God has done for them. Yet, this radio announcer’s remarks only echo what […]

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Fear of Dying

Life is good.  It’s not just a logo on a t-shirt.  Life really is good.  Ask anyone and you will get all sorts of positive responses.  As a medical school professor once said “it is widely held and deeply rooted that living is better than dying.” On any day, even a bad day, you can […]

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“Just one more day Lord, just one more day”

Submitted by Andre’ Hall, Community Educator, Pensacola Branch I sat watching my mother, counting her breaths, praying for one more day. That was in February 2002. She had been ill with cancer and the doctors could not do anymore. My mother was a proud African-American woman. In her earlier days she actually worked as a […]

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Beginning the Conversation

As baby boomers, those born between 1945 and 1964, start to enter retirement, they have begun to realize that their parents are sharing the blessing of a longer lifespan. It’s a fact that more and more of us as adults, and some of us retired, will be caring for our elderly parents.    Most of […]

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Finding Balance in a “Good” Name

by Curtis Jetton, Covenant Hospice Chaplain There is a proverb tucked away in the book of Ecclesiastes that reads “a good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.”  This proverb has often surfaced in my ministry as Chaplain for Covenant Hospice because of the inspired hope […]

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What Do Children Really Understand About Death?

Very often, I hear parents, family members, and the community say things like, “He does not understand what is going on”, “She is too little to understand what is happening”, “He is fine, look at him, he is laughing and playing”, and many other comments just like that. So, the question is, do children really […]

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