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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

When a friend dies...

Our friend, Rodney Ryden, passed away this morning. He was in his 50's. Not old at all. While Rodney had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone, his heart wasn't strong. It finally quit beating today.

Rodney leaves behind a wife, two grown sons, a daughter-in-law, and a brand new grandson. They will all miss him terribly.

All day, my thoughts have gone something like this: Rodney won't be coming home ever again. He won't sleep in his bed. He won't mow his yard. He won't cook on the grill. He'll never hold his grandbaby again. So much life still left to live.

But we're all on God's timetable. He's got a plan and a date set for everything. The only thing can do is be ready to go! And Rodney was ready to go! He loved the Lord and we know, without a doubt, that Rodney is in the very presence of Jesus!!

We'll miss you, Rodney! Can't want to see you again!

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