Terri Schindler

Terri Schindler: a year’s agony

One year ago today, Terri Schindler (Schiavo) began the slow and agonizing path of starvation and dehydration, as the nutrition tube was removed from her body. Terri, as you hopefully recall, was brain-damaged and in hospice. Sadly, some of the very persons who should have sought to preserve her life actually fought to end it. Her husband (whose hopes to move on with his adulterous life were more important than …

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Friends of God

There were many friends of God in Pinellas Park. I’ve already mentioned Tracie. She was very kind, and her devotion to godly servanthood was obvious. On Saturday, I bumped into Thomas Bowman, my friend from Kentucky. He had once again travelled long hours from home to stand for God’s truth. Thomas communicates the word of God through his music. Monsignor Malanowski was very gracious; he and I spoke a couple …

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Tracie

While in Pinellas Park, I met Tracie. She was a volunteer working with the Schindler family. I’m not sure exactly in what ways she helped but I’m certain she was a great encouragement and support to them. She spent five weeks there working for the family. I was introduced to Tracie by someone who knew she was also Anglican. Tracie had been at the site almost every hour of four …

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Black Thursday

As I left work around 9:20 a.m. to drive to an appointment today, I turned on the radio to hear that Terri Schiavo had died. I am deeply saddened by this news. I am saddened that a beautiful child of God has left this world where she brought so much joy and received so much love from her family. I am saddened that her parents and siblings and extended family …

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The Waitress

Saturday afternoon, one of my travelling companions and I left the Woodside Hospice for a late lunch break. We drove a few miles away to a restaurant next to our hotel. Shortly after being seated, I was looking over the menu while my fellow traveller freshened up in the restroom. A waitress happened by and greeted me. She, seeing me in my clerical attire, asked me, “To what do we …

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