Article - Your story matters

Your story matters

June 29, 2021

Recently I wrote this article for Christian Today. Sometimes we might wonder if our story is worth telling. We may have lived an uneventful life that doesn’t seem to have impacted anyone. We may have grown up in a Christian home, attended church every Sunday and came to faith without any fanfare. Yet everyone’s story is…

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by Susan Barnes
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Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”

On doing it, “My Way”

March 3, 2020

A snippet from an article I wrote recently for Christian Today: I cringe when I hear that another family has requested Frank Sinatra’s, “My Way,” for their loved one’s funeral service. Sadly I hear this often because my husband regularly conducts funerals for people who don’t profess Christian faith. Family members feel the song epitomises…

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My book review of: Confessions of a Funeral Director

Book Review : The Confessions of a Funeral Director

June 27, 2019

Confessions of a Funeral Director is a memoir by Caleb Wilde and it’s a heavy read. Caleb’s family have run a funeral home for many generations in Parkesburg, which is a small town in Pennsylvania. Their domestic home and the funeral home are one establishment, which meant Caleb grew up around death and dying. By…

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