In Memory of
Our loving brother of EFFORTS


We will miss you dearly

"Perhaps they are not the stars,
 But rather openings in Heaven
 Where the love of our lost ones pours through
 And shines down upon us
 To let us know they are happy."
 Inspired by an Eskimo Legend

"When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen.  There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly."
Barbara J.Winter

The Traveler
 by James Dillet Freeman

 He has put on invisibility.
 Dear Lord, I cannot see---
 But this I know, although the road ascends
 And passes from my sight,
 That there will be no night;
 That You will take him gently by the hand
 And lead him on
 Along the road of life that never ends,
 And he will find it is not death but dawn.
 I do not doubt that You are there as here,
 And you will hold him dear.

 Our life did not begin with birth,
 It is not of the earth;
 And this that we call death, it is no more
 Than the opening and closing of a door---
 And in Your house how many rooms must be
 Beyond this one where we rest momently.

 Dear Lord, I thank you for the faith that frees,
 The love that knows it cannot lose its own;
 The love that, looking through the shadows, sees
 That You and he and I are ever one