Lingering Last Words

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Remembering my mother, Mary Ellen Townsend Harris, 1911-2016

There are so many stories I could tell, and will no doubt in time to come, about my mother who went to her eternal reward at mid-day today, July 26.  Her passing brought a sigh of relief because her body had been breaking down while her spirit thrived.  It also brought a deep sense of loss to me.  She gave me life, guided my development of values and my openness to hear God’s call to ministry over sixty years ago.  She experienced many challenges yet was never given to defeat.  She walked in faith with her Lord and sought the guidance of his Spirit in her decisions and actions.  Most of all, she was a genuine, honest, authentic person who inspired others to their best possibilities.

So yesterday, July 25, Mom went to the emergency room, suffering with the effects of a body that…

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