Marlene is my sister in Christ.  She has battled Cancer several times.  Early this morning, she went home with the Lord.  She taught me that no matter what happens in this world it will never compare to knowing Jesus.  She never left go of HIM.  She understood that HE always delivers us.  Even with cancer she new that HE would deliver her one way or another.  Either HE would deliver her from cancer or HE would deliver her through it, or HE would deliver her into HIS arms.  HE choose the latter, and she is now dancing with the Angels around HIS throne in the arms of Jesus truly the love of her life!  She will be greatly missed here, but now she takes her place in the heavenlies and in my great cloud of witnesses.  Her legacy of love and perserverance still lives.  Please keep her children and grandchildren in your prayers today.  She touched so many lives with Jesus, I am sure she is hearing “well done…my good and faithful servant”.

What kind of legacy are we leaving?



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21 responses to “Marlene

  1. I am so sorry about your friend Darla. 😦 I know it is joyous on one hand, but sad on the other.

    I have often thought about what kind of legacy I will leave my kids and what others will say about me when I am gone. More importantly, what will God say about me when I am with Him?? All good things to think about…. and DO something about. 😉

  2. missed you Bran! it is a sad and happy thing…but I am glad that the pain is over for her. Love you! how is settling in doing…I had a friend who lived on base and she used to get me fuel cheaper..that is praise for you huh? 😉

  3. Heidi

    Marlene is at the BIGGEST party ever.
    I can’t wait to hear those words “faithful servant”
    Legacy- I hope just that. Teaching my kids and people around me that : PEOPLE MATTER. Stop in your busy life and acknowledge them, love on them, show them Jesus.
    It sounds like Marlene did the same.

    Love you princess

  4. I know that you are one that will be saddened but also excited for where Marlene is now. That doesn’t make it easier. I am sorry for your loss Darla. Be blessed today!

  5. Deborah

    Hi Sweet, I know this one!!!! I’m so sorry…it leaves such a void regardless of how much we want to rejoice inside. You are in my prayers, love you!

  6. Darla I am sorry to hear you have lost a friend. Her faith help her through her trial in life in this world, as I am sure your’s does.

  7. Darla, I am sorry for your loss, yet thankful for Marlene’s gain…she’s pain free and with her God, face to face – wow.

    A legacy? We leave one whether or not we do it intentionally. I pray they will remember my love for the Lord and trusting Him in the good and the bad.

    I’m praying for you and Marlene’s family. 😉

  8. Dear sweet lady, an absolute saint! Known her most of my life and she will be missed but is in a MUCH better place now!!! Marlene was the kind of person that when you ran into her at the store the next thing you knew a half hour had passed. Always had a kind word and Jesus was always on the tip of her tongue. God bless you Marlene!!!

  9. My best friend in college lost his wife to cancer at the age of 27. We were devastated – they were song evangelists – she had so much talent – she wrote a chorus: “I’ve got Something and I know that it’s real!” She lived that – we miss Daisy, but she had something that was real. Praying for you Darla!

  10. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Marlene. I know you are overjoyed for her while also feeling the loss of a friend. I think the blessing of cancer is it has a way of focusing us on the one thing that matters.

  11. Picturing her in that heavenly choir…
    May God comfort and convict as you lay her physical body to rest. I’m praying that even in death, she will reap rewards in the name of Jesus. Her life made a difference. I can only imagine The Glory she is experiencing.
    Praying for you and all her loved ones.

  12. I can see her dancing with the angels. Oh what we all can be looking forward to! I envy your strength! You are such an inspiration! God Bless!

  13. Tanya

    I am so sorry for the lose of this beautiful women who touched so many lives. She is blessed and receiving her rewards. God bless you and I will keep the family in my prayers. Love Tanya

  14. tam

    She sounds like she lived the life I am hopeful to be living now. Scott, what you said about Marlene…I pray it can be said of all of us when we leave this earth!

    Now THAT’S a legacy!

    Love you Princess!

  15. *hug* As you have been here for me, now I’m here for u 🙂
    Father God, I praise you becoz u are a wonderful father, excellent friend…. I lift up Darla now, as she has done for me and my family. I know first hand the joy of the departed being with Christ, but the loss of having them leave this earth. Be with Darla now, in the name of Jesus… and, as she makes us aware of legacy, let her know that hers is already one blazing with the Glory of Heaven! Thank u for Marlene’s life, and I pray that you will strength Darla and all concerned as they also go through this grieving time!

    In the name of Jesus AMEN

  16. Since becoming a Christian, I have found my perspective on death is soooo different. I feel such sadness for the family, who will have to live on without their loved one, but such joy for the person who has been freed from their earthly body and is now in the presence of the Holy One.

    I will keep this family in my prayers….and you, too darling Darla!!

    Love and Blessings…..

  17. Lori

    I’m so sorry for your the loss sweetie. I will keep the family in prayer. And just keep imagining her singing among the choirs at the Throne…”Holy, Holy, Holy”.

  18. BTW, I just want to thank all of you for praying for my wife and I through her loss… she’s on her way to Toronto right now (she should probably be there by now, since the flight was supposed to be at 3 PM) I’m in Tampa, preparing for the International Warfare Plus Conference coming up this Thurs-Sat. The children are at home being taken care of by family. God has been good to us! Thank you, my family, once again!

  19. I’m sorry for your loss, but thankful she is with the Lord. Hugs to you!

  20. It sounds as if your friend was a wonderful person who you will miss dearly. I’m sorry for your loss. Oh what a picture, “dancing with the angels”! Praying for you all.

  21. I’m so glad that I will be able to meet this sweet lady one day!

    I’m praying for you as well as her family….

    love you!

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