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“My wife and I had talked about the funeral,” he begins. “We bought the gravesite and the funeral, we paid for everything. I thought that – when she passed away – everything was paid.” Then, two days after her funeral last fall, the grieving man got a bill for $1,300, including a list of expenses from the Christian Reformed Church he attends.
The man, whose name and church we are protecting with anonymity, has been a member of this congregation for 64 years. He served multiple terms on Consistory, during which time, he says, the church never charged its ...Full Story
One of the things I remember best about my friend Janice was her handwriting. No one had a more elegant cursive hand, with letters that flowed and looped and swirled like they were made by a master calligrapher.
I remember her handwriting so well because Janice sent cards in the mail. She never missed a holiday or a birthday – and what she wrote was warm, and personal and heartfelt. In many ways, Janice was a throwback to an earlier time – an age when people put thought into their words and effort into the writing of them. ...Full Story
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