Saturday, August 04, 2007

Passing of friends. . .

Please keep my neighbor, Linda, in prayer. Her husband, Mark, died suddenly last night. He had been doing some ministry work with kids; canoeing and such. He came home, sat down and asked for a glass of tea. He passed out, and they took him to the hospital where he passed away. Mark was going to be 50 or 51 this year, and had some bypass surgery about 10 years ago. He was a cyclist and an energetic man. He was also a pilot, and told me some wild stories about his dad and him surviving a couple of close calls in the air. When our neighbor John, around our age, died suddenly last year, Mark voiced some fear to me about his own health with his heart history. But, he said, he wasn't going to let fear stop him from living the life he had. . .he would do what he wanted until the Lord called him home.
Amen.

5 comments:

chris said...

May God be with his family right now.

Carolanne said...

It's a sad story and yet victorious! We all need to keep living life to the full until God calls us home.

Praying for his family at this time.

Kansas Bob said...

I started out reading you post and began to feel sad ... then I read this:

"he wasn't going to let fear stop him from living the life he had"

Oh, the life lived with that kind of courage makes me smile. I say a prayer for his family rejoicing with them and you for the life he lived.

Blessings, Bob

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Oh Karen, my heart aches for Linda. Mark sounds like an incredible man who lived a full life, but Linda is left with this shocking sudden loss! I will pray for her, and for you and all the people that will miss him.

Don R. said...

What a great attitude he had! No more heart problems for him, he's perfect!!