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December 21, 2012


I am sorry for your loss, and rejoice in the Lord for His saving grace. It is good to have an understanding that the inter-workings of STR involve deeply woven relationships in diversity and love, unified by the purpose of God. Although shared in the event of his passing, we know that God works all together for His good; it's easy to underestimate the depths and distances of unseen effects. Thank you for sharing Buddy, and his ministry, both seen and unseen.

Melinda, I'm glad you had a friend like him. He sounds like a really wonderful person.

What a loving tribute. Well said! He's in a better place :)

My thoughts exactly, Sam, Anthony and John.
Thank you, Melinda, for sharing that and opening my heart as I head home for Christmas (not Home).
Bless you all at STR for He is using you.
Merry Christmas to you and to your readers.

Our heart goes out to everyone at STR, and the families impacted by the recent passing of several of God's warriors. As a follower of STR, it is nice to hear of how Buddy touched and influenced many of the ideas and materials that have greatly impacted so many lives, including our own. God has used him in a powerful way!

Thank you Lord for a race well run.

Chris & Kelly

Amy told me yesterday that Buddy passed away. While I never knew Buddy here on earth, I look forward to meeting him someday...and what an incredible thought that is!

I'm so sorry for your loss, Melinda, and for all those -- at STR and everywhere else -- whose lives have been blessed by God through your dear friend. Most of all, I am grateful for the God who brings peace and ultimate healing. May He comfort you today.

So sorry for the lose you all feel. So thankful for the Hope we all have.

A deep sense of loss and joy are mixed at times like these for those who have their hope in Christ. At least we know that the separation will last but a moment and our reunion for an eternity, thus triumphs the joy over grief.

"When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body….. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body…… If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”….. the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man…… I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery…. the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory…..Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” Therefore dear ones stand firm. Let nothing move you."

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