More Glimpses of Heaven: Inspiring True Stories of Hope and Peace at the End of Life's Journey

More Glimpses of Heaven: Inspiring True Stories of Hope and Peace at the End of Life's Journey

by Trudy RN Harris

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More true stories of the tender beauty of life's end

There is more to death than simply ceasing to live. In Glimpses of Heaven, retired hospice nurse Trudy Harris offered an intimate look at the final days and moments of terminally ill and dying people. Now she shares more of her stories and also stories from other medical and hospice professionals, allowing the veil to be drawn back on God's handiwork, while we are both living and dying.

If you have lost a loved one, are facing a terminal illness, or are simply curious about what happens when we pass from life to death, More Glimpses of Heaven offers you an even deeper insight into God's plan for our lives every day.

"Trudy Harris has done a masterful job of presenting stories of experiences with the end of life that illustrate the fact that just as there is a divine plan for our entry into this world, God has planned for our exit. Her work has enabled others to see that the end of our lives can be a time of reconciliation, peace, and satisfaction."--Susan Ponder-Stansel, president and CEO, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida

"I only wish I had read Glimpses of Heaven and now More Glimpses of Heaven early in my training as a physician. I think most physicians are unaware that these incredible and beautiful experiences are taking place in our patients' lives after they walk out of our office for the last time. The awareness that such experiences were happening would have enhanced my ability to provide more reassurance and spiritual comfort to my patients."--Kelley Ann Trent, MD, medical oncologist

"A remarkable collection of inspiring stories. Hope, love, comfort, and peace fill each page. I hope people everywhere will have the opportunity to read this book."--John W. Logue, director, Spirituality Center, St. Vincent's Spirituality Center, Jacksonville, Florida

"These stories have the power to touch and move us, to deepen our most cherished values of love, care, and compassion, and to strengthen the spiritual anchor of our lives."--Paul Brenner, MDiv; CEO of hospice programs in Florida, Maryland, and New York City; consultant for the Healing Project, San Francisco

Trudy Harris, RN, is the author of Glimpses of Heaven, a former hospice nurse, and former president of the Hospice Foundation for Caring. Since retirement, Harris remains active in connecting the needs of terminally ill and dying people in her community with the hospice program she knows can best meet their needs.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441213068
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 709,064
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Trudy Harris, RN, is the author of Glimpses of Heaven, a former hospice nurse, and former president of the Hospice Foundation for Caring. Taking on additional roles in marketing, public relations, and fundraising, Harris raised more than $45 million in capital contributions for HFC. Despite retirement, Harris remains active in the growth and development of HFC, connecting the needs of the program with those who can give the necessary support. She lives in Florida with her husband and some of her family.

Table of Contents

Contributors' Stories 11

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction 15

"He wanted her to see herself as beautiful one last time" Sally 19

"Oh, darlin', either way I win" Marie 22

"It will be okay, Miss Bonnie, You don't have to cry" Donny 27

"God is making your place in heaven, and you will be with Him today" Evelyn 32

"See that little girl sitting in the chair" She is here to help me die" Sam 35

"I am ready to meet my Commander now" Alex 39

"Heal the brokenhearted, bring comfort to those in pain" Dolly 42

"Brave little soldier" David 45

"A goat named Daisy followed the horse into the room" Dorothy 48

"I felt the Holy Spirit nudge me in a way I had never experienced before" Henry 52

"There must be something nice about him that I don't know about" Mr.D. 56

"It is not good for man to be alone" Karla 60

"Walk on into heaven now, Jesus is waiting for you" Gerald Mary 64

"Your paperwork is now finished, there is nothing left to be done" Mr Winters 68

"Oh God, I can't go now, I can't go now" Luke 71

"This angel man comes and sits on my bed" Matt 74

"I feel so sorry for him; he is so sad" Cara 77

"Are you finished now" I love you too" James 81

"Last night, this beautiful man came into my room, dressed all in white" Jessica 85

"She loved him as deeply as Mary loved Jesus" Krista 88

"He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit" Sarah 92

"I am sending someone who will know just what to say" Jim 95

"His little hands reached up and tried to open the lid of the casket" Douglas 99

"She never wavered in her commitment to what is of God" Lois 104

"We are often visited by angels unaware" Ronald 110

"Something is holding her; you need to find out what it is" Ellen 114

"Can you see the angels and the beautiful gold lights shining from them"" Joseph 118

"He could not share the gospel boldly until he received the fullness of the Holy Spirit" Charlie 121

"In that moment, God Himself gave the words to me" Levi 126

"The Lord works in mysterious ways" Todd 130

"I just want to believe" Leonard 134

"How can anyone not believe in God when they see how beautiful my vegetable garden is"" Rudy 138

"Why is she not talking to any of us"" Naomi 143

"Yes, I remember you well" Father Jack 146

"Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death" Ed 150

"Trudy, it's only about love" Anna 155

"What should I tell her" What will I say"" Richard 159

"Mama, Jesus has me by the hand. I have to go now" Joni 163

"God entered into that quiet through the simplicity and grace of Father O'Flynn" Darleen 167

"I have to tell you a story, and I hope you don't think I'm crazy" Tom 170

"Today you will be with me in Paradise" Matthew 173

"Will you please pray the 23rd Psalm with me"" Marsha 177

"I am dying, honey, but do my children know"" Kenneth 180

"I had to learn how to forgive" Helen 183

"The greatest of these is love" Cathy 187

"Mommy is sitting on the foot of my bed right now" Maureen 191

Conclusion 201

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