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Thoughts for the Week for January 12, 2015

A wise saying by Confucius states: “Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.” Today it seems that we are being constantly inundated with words . . . Some very meaningful; some pure ‘hog-wash’; some misleading, […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 5, 2015

Why do we urge one to consider advance planning or preplanning of your funeral? Planning your funeral in advance gives you the control to make your wishes known. With advanced planning it also permits you to consider the feelings of […]

Thoughts for the Week for December 29, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR . . . What kind of a year will 2015 be? We at Grimes Funeral Chapels hope that the coming year will be a well-endowed with supplies of faith, courage and determination–a sufficient supply for everyone–for private […]

Thoughts for the Week for December 22, 2014

It’s Christmas, time to greet a friend, wrap a gift, help the needy. It’s Christmas, time to sing a carol, light a candle, trim a tree. It’s Christmas, time to send out cards, surprise a neighbor, delight a child. It’s […]

Thoughts for the Week for December 15, 2014

We are all fortified by traditions. They play an important part in our lives. Traditions provide patterns on which we can depend on and they give us security, a sense of belonging. A tradition is more than just something that […]

Thoughts for the Week for December 8, 2014

MEMORIES AND MIRACLES: A CHRISTMAS SERVICE OF PEACE AND HOPE We, at Grimes Funeral Chapels, at this very special time of the year, would like to extend a special invitation to our families and friends who have lost a loved […]

Thought for the Week for December 1, 2014

Franz Gruber had hoped the old church organ would hold out at least until Christmas, but the mice had eaten at the bellows too long. Fr. Josef Mohr, the parish priest told Gruber, “We must have something special for midnight […]

Thoughts for the Week for November 24, 2014

On Thanksgiving Day, let us be grateful that we, as Americans, live in a country which is committed to the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. Let us, as Americans, be grateful that in our country a […]

Thoughts for the Week for November 17, 2014

Some one once said, “There are three kinds of people in the world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who don’t know what is happening” . . . Is it not true those who […]

Thoughts for the Week for November 10, 2014

Someone once said that the realization that there are other points of view is the beginning of wisdom. Understanding what they are is a great step. The final test is understanding why they are held. We all know that it […]