Wednesday, July 11, 2007

South Dakota: Moments in Eternity

David Beeman, 46, Hot Springs. Died in Alabaugh Canyon wildfire, July 8th.

SSG Robb Rolfing, 29, Sioux Falls. Killed in action, Baghdad, Iraq, June 29th.

Chester Allan Poage
, 19, Spearfish. Murdered, March 2000.

Elijah Page, 25, Texas. Executed in Sioux Falls (for Chester Poage’s murder), July 11th .

If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. John Donne, Anglican Priest, 1623

Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. John 5:28-29

What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 7:24-25

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