Yesterday I talked about preparation. We are in the season of Thanksgiving and just before Advent. We are making lots of preparations for a time of celebration for the coming of our King of Kings and Lord of Lords. As I was thinking of preparations, I was reminded by a blogger friend of mine who was once the CEO of a hospital, but now freelances, writes and speaks publicly about health reform issues, and yesterday about the ultimate preparation–death. He takes this time of year on his blog to remind everyone that we each only have one time to die and that we should die as we want to die. There is an organization http://www.engagewithgrace.org that has a simple plan that everyone can follow to discuss with family members what one’s last wishes are concerning medical intervention at the time of death. Here is the one slide that contains the 5 questions families should discuss before the critical time comes upon them. This has to do with the physical aspects of death. This non-sectarian organization does not deal with the spiritual on purpose. Nonetheless, I, as a nurse, believe these issues are very important and so I share them with you, my readers.
Empowering you so that “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
If you would like to see the story behind this movement click here to watch “Za’s Story” Engage With Grace: Za’s Story