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Tracy Haughton

I love this sermon, Emily. Thank you for acknowledging that in our pain and suffering, we are alive and in the presence of God. I have stood by people who are very dear to me who were "alive, but not among the living". Excruciatingly painful to stand by them and yet I have never felt more alive and in the presence of God. In fact, now that my dear ones are better I am grateful, but I sometimes long for that sure feeling of God's presence that I felt as I bore witness to their suffering.

Emily Scott

Many thanks, Tracy. The thing about being alive but not being in the land of the living, I've found, is that when you're in that place, you don't know or care...I've found it hard to gain perspective, until something comes along and disorients me, snapping me awake...

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