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By Armando Rodriguez Jr
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Making Sense of Untimely Deaths


Last updated 8/6/2020 at 9:11am

This segment offers a word of encouragement from pastors who lead churches in Bartow. This week's message is from the Rev. Armando J. Rodriguez, Jr., Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Bartow.

One of the most difficult tasks I have had as a pastor is to lead a service of Celebration of Life for a young person or child who dies before fulfilling their days.

When the deceased has had a long life, the pain of the absence can be mitigated by looking back and seeing all the accomplishments; the number and quality of the memories become the balm that soothes the ached soul. In con...

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