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A record of funeral talks and thoughts about funeral ministry. Helpful feedback welcome but be gentle please as it's still fairly new to me.

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Psalm 23

Most of the funerals I've done have included Psalm 23 and so my talk has developed with each one. This is where it is currently, having added to it from my 1 Corinthians 13 talk:   The writer of this poem from the Bible is no stranger to difficulty. He talks about being in the presence of his enemies and of walking through the darkest valley. Sometimes this darkest valley is called the valley of the shadow of death.  This is a place where he might be scared of what could happen, a

Emily Tidball

Emily Tidball in Funerals

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

This was only the sixth funeral I've done, and was for my husband's uncle. I felt some anxiety about doing it but also worried that nobody else would know the family like I do. I'm not very good at doing practical things for people, but this is one thing that I can offer to people whom I love. There were added complications due to some difficulties between some members of the family. Auntie G chose the reading because they had it at their wedding and Uncle R had bought a card with the verse

Emily Tidball

Emily Tidball in Funerals

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