The following were submitted in “Guest Books” that had been on previous memorial pages for Todd. There have been countless times when reading these entries I have been reminded of God’s incredible blessing and gift Todd was to so many.
Gene and Judy Armento Tuesday, 6/14/05, 1:33 AM
We are friends of Paul and Dotti Burry from Venture Out. Praying down through the
years for Winter Hope and later Todd as he was diagnosed with cancer. He fought the
good fight and has gone on to his reward. Praise God for abiding faith and the hope
we have in Christ Jesus for eternity together. Our prayers continue for the entire
family that God's provision shall be manifest" "I've never seen the righteous forsaken,
nor his seed begging bread..." May true religion and undefiled be manifest within
this family that the widow and fatherless children be visited... They are not fatherless,
as they have a heavenly Father who cares for them, sees their every need and holds
each one in the palm of His hand. May Faith, Hope and Love continue to be manifest
in the lives of each one of you daily with the greatest of these, His Love abiding
with you every moment of every day. In the Love of Christ Jesus, our Blessed Lord
and Savior, Gene and Judy Armento
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life Abiding in faith...
Wendy Santan, niece Thursday, 5/12/05, 7:29 PM
There are SO many things that I could say about Uncle Todd. He was such a Godly
example to me, especially when it came to how a husband and a father should be treating
their wife and family. I could see Christ through him, and your whole family (still
do!). I remember how he loved music, how he was so kind and loving, how he loved
cars, how he checked out my new car when I bought it last year to make sure it was
"drivable". and how he always drove our family to the airport when we needed a ride.
There are so many things that he did for us! there are so many other things, I could
go on and on, but the thing that I think touched me most was how selfless he was.
He ALWAYS thought of everyone else first and considered himself last. That is the
thing that I loved about him the most. He was such a wonderful man, and a wonderful
uncle to me and my brothers, always giving to everyone without a second thought!
We all loved and appreciated him so much. We all miss him terribly, I am crying writing
this. But I thank God everyday that we will be able to be with Todd again one day,
and everyone loved one have gone on before us, and I look forward to that day! I
am so thankful that I was able to be there to help give Todd his medicine and help
take care of him during his last days, and help you get through this awful time.
and I will continue to be there for you guys ALWAYS. I love you and the kids so much.
and I just want you to know that I will ALWAYS be here for you. ThankYOU, Wendy,
for YOUR testimony and for your family and especially for being a wonderful aunt
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life he was a Godly example, he always
made me smile!
Barb DiSabato Thursday, 5/12/05, 8:09 AM
Just wanted to praise the Lord for one of the most God-honoring and beautiful funeral
service I have ever attended. Todd's testimony screamed out, but God truly got the
glory, because Todd lived for Him. What a precious family you are. God will continue
to take care of you--He has promised that. I don't know how I could ever be a help
to you, but I'm here for you. Praise God for the testimony you have in this tragic
time of loss. How merciful is God to take His children home so they don't suffer
more than they have to already. That would be even harder on the family. I love you,
sweetie. I'm praying for you all. "Be still and know that I am God." Paul and Dotti,
I'm praying for you folks also. Thank God for such a supportive family. You are a
dear. Anytime you would like another daughter, you got one!! God bless you both and
keep you well. Love you all, Barb DiSabato
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life I realize more and more the importance
of a consistent walk with the Lord.
Candy Ortiz (niece) Thursday, 5/12/05, 12:00 AM
Todd was a blessing to all he came in contact with. He always remembered the principles
Jesus taught in Matthew 22:37-39 (Jesus said unto him, "Thou shalt love the Lord
thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is
the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love
thy neighbour as thyself.") Todd was always a loving and giving person, always seeming
to make sacrifices for others. He was kind, loving and cheerful in spirit and I will
miss him. It was a blessing to have him as my uncle.
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life He was always cheerful of heart
and thought of others before himself.
Stephanie and Michael Jr. Tuesday, 5/10/05, 6:51 PM
Dear Wendy and children, How blessed we are as a family to have known both you and
Todd and the children? I knew whenever we would meet during church there would be
laughter. We enjoyed teaching in Jr. church with you and having you teach our children
in Jr. church. Since December Michael Jr. has become such a prayer warrior for Todd.
Daily your family was the conversation around our table and daily "Hows Todd" was
up on my screen as we looked for an update. It was a blessing for Michael Jr. and
I to come and visit last Tuesday before Todd went to be with our Lord and Savior.
The testimony that was shared was a blessing to both Michael Jr. and I. Even in the
Valley of the Shadow of death, there was rejoicing in the Lord for his answered prayers
in your lives. Always remember as in the words of your father's favorite hymn, "God
is still on the throne and He will always remember His own." May the Lord hold you
and the children close as you go through your time of sorrow. We love you and will
continue to pray for you. I Peter 5 :6-11
Cheryl Tuesday, 5/10/05, 7:53 AM
Six years ago Wendy and I met online on the Internet ... Wendy had a question about
Winter's reflux and aspiration. I happened to be online and my son is the same age
as Winter Hope and I was able to help her with an answer. It was a very bitter, cold
Winter night as we chatted back and forth. Something struck me that very night six
years ago .. we met not by chance but through destiny. And this destiny guided our
growing friendship through the years .... we heard of the struggles and triumphs
within our families .. our children and how they grew so fast .. our devotion as
parents and most of all how Todd was a hard-working family man with old- fashioned
family values and ethics. Our friendship, as in marriage, has endured through the
good and the bad. My four children and Todd & Wendy's 6 children will grow and prosper
by the courage and strength that Todd and Wendy have shown us not only now but every
Winter night when it is cold and Hope is shallow. As the seasons change, so will
our friendship and its value to those around us. We will endure the hard times and
move ahead to prosper with what we have learned from those who have suffered. So
silent that night this past Winter when Todd took ill in December. A Winter cold
day or night such as when Wendy and I met. May these cold days bring warmth to the
future and may we blossom as people pulling from the strength/courage of those around
us who have suffered. Just as Winter has shown us hope enduring her reflux battles
and Toby, too, Todd will bring us strength to move forward and never let anything
get in the way .. nothing is too powerful to overcome. Our destiny will bring us
together one way or another and in the process, we will remember those whom we miss
the most. Cheryl (ChitChat9)
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life Strength, Courage, Family Values
Ed Francis Tuesday, 5/10/05, 6:41 AM
Todd's passing has sobered and softened my heart and I am sure that this is true
for most of those that knew him. This morning I read the account in Acts (20:18;
36-38) where the Apostle Paul said his "final" good by to his dear freinds at Ephesus.
He called on them to remeber the way in which he lived. Todd has reminded me of the
joy, importance and value of family - truly these are the important "things".
Steve Moore Tuesday, 5/10/05, 6:26 AM
Sometimes things happen which are beyond our understanding. Loosing Todd is one
of those events in our lives. We forget sometimes that we live in a world groaning
under the sinful nature of man. The closer we get to the second coming of Christ
the more Creation groans under the weight of our sin. Because of the general sin
condition of man we are subject to events that God did not intend for us when we
were first created. Did Todd's going to be with Him catch God by surprise? Absolutely
not! It did us!... but not Him. It is our job to trust in God. He will bring good
out of this. I don't know how, what, when or where but He will. Why is not a question
to be asked by the faint in heart. Asking why is usually a sign of anger and questioning
God of His ways. Releasing our anger and questioning our big God can produce a deep
trust and peace. Get angry at God... yell at Him... cry out to Him... question Him
... all with the purpose of following, knowing and trusting Him.. to gain understanding
and peace. God has big shoulders. Seek Him with passion to answer the question why...
you will not be disappointed. Don't stop seeking and crying out to Him with "why"
until you have that peace that passes all understanding. No doubt we will miss Todd.
Thankfully we will see him again. Now it is our job to stand with and watch over
those who are left behind until that day we all join Todd and our Lord. We love you
Wendy, Abe, Nathan, Trina, Tiffany, Winter, and Toby. With much love in Christ, Steve,
Maggie, Sandy & Toby.
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life His steadfastness in Christ throught
tials and tribulations.
Michelle Ryan Tuesday, 5/10/05, 5:24 AM
Dear Wendy, I did not know Todd for very long, but I could see the love for Christ
in his life. Watching him with you and the kids, I could also see how much he loved
all of you. His sense of humor and smile were so bright and made me feel comfortable
from the moment I met him. I recall the bonfire at church when you worked so hard
to write out the words to songs and then it was too dark for him to read them. He
made due and it was a nice time of songs and fellowship. Based on the short time
I knew him, I would offer this -- Todd's testimony for Christ was his love. God used
him to reach people through his easy manner and his wonderful family. I will miss
getting to know him. My deepest sympathies are with you all as you are grieving the
loss of a very kind man. Love and many, many prayers, Michelle "Cause me to hear
thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way
wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee." Psalm 143
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life Friend
Barbara DiSabato Tuesday, 5/10/05, 5:17 AM
Whenever I think of Todd, I smile. He kidded with me a lot and always made me laugh.
That was a good thing. There are people you want to avoid, but Todd drew you to him.
Praise the Lord, he is now without any pain and probably smiling from ear to ear.
Joy Santan-Todd's sister Monday, 5/9/05, 5:54 PM
Hi Wendy, Dear Wendy, Todd had a news paper route that didn't allow him to go to
church very often and I used to pray that he would be convicted to attend more regularly.
Little did I know that not only did the Lord convict him to attend, but the Lord
was working thing out so when he did come it was to a young adult meeting that Leo
D was hosting. That's where they went around the room and asked everyone to tell
when and how they got saved. Todd told me afterwards that he didn't know what to
say so he just said he was always saved. I knew then that he needed the Lord so I
told him that no one is always saved and there has to be a time that he asks Jesus
to save him and that he trusts in the Lord for forgiveness of him sins. He wasn't
ready to do that then, so I asked him to come to church that Sunday Morning. Well,
not only was the Lord working on him, but Satan was too, because he came down with
a terrible cold and wasn't going to come, but through prayer (the Lord convicted
me to pray for him all night) the Lord over came Satan's attempt to keep him home
and he came and went forward after the service and got saved. He was so glad he came
even though he felt miserable. Todd was always the nicest person--he could talk to
anyone about anything. When Derek and Brandon were little he always did things with
them and took them places. He was the best uncle! He loved kids (as you probably
know). Then when my Wendy was born he was so nice to her, too. He always thought
of others first. Even when he found out he was dying he was careful to ask me how
I was before he told me and then was sorry he had to upset me. He loved singing and
listening to hymns. He was so sorry he couldn't sing at my Wendy's wedding. We'll
miss him so much!!! Most of all I remember that he loved and appreciated YOU and
your children SO much. He never said a bad word about you. He appreciated everything
you did and always said you were the best wife and mother. I'm so glad he married
you! I know it's so hard and we miss him terribly, too, but (and I'm sure you know
this) the Lord promises to be a Father to the fatherless and He promises to be there
always for you. Please know that we are praying for you constantly! Much, Much Love,
Pam Francis Monday, 5/9/05, 5:48 PM
As I think of Todd¿s life, I¿m challenged. He is a great example to believers and
others in so many ways. I love the fact that he so obviously loved his family deeply.
I remember him dragging himself to Patch Performances with toothpicks to keep his
eyelids open (not really, of course!) to see his kids. He had a ¿respectable¿ reason
not to be there and still he was. I appreciate his willingness to do whatever in
service. I remember him dressing up like a soldier with Abe and pretending to be
David¿s soldier for VBS. He was so ¿real¿ that a couple of kids were actually scared.
Ed and I will always remember the generosity your family showed us when we were new
to ministry and driving us to the tree farm to get a Christmas tree. I remember Todd
always assuming positive about people even when they really had ¿goofed¿. While I
can¿t relate to losing a husband as you have, I am happy for you that while God blessed
your family with his presence, it was such a good thing. I¿m sorry that it ended
so soon, but am grateful that he knew and exemplified the truly important things
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life A great husband to my friend,
Steve Moore Wednesday, 12/6/06, 8:29 AM
It's been 1 year & 7 months since you (Todd) went home to be with our Father. It
goes without saying but I will say it anyway, we miss you. Our pain is a little less
but we still miss you and we will until we, ourselves, are with our heavenly Father.
Then there, being all united, will be no more morning or sorrow and all our tears
will be wiped away. In case you forgot we celebrate our Saviour's birth around this
time of year. This is the second celebration you've missed. As the years role on
this time of year becomes more special to us. Family and friends mean more to us
then the gift giving. Seeing a little one with wide open eyes on Christmas morning
is so so special but you, Todd, get to see and be with our Saviour. We long for that
day. We ache for that day but while we are here we will do our best to seek our Lord
and celebrate His birth. For He is so good and worthy of our praise. With much love,
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life His Stability
Gary Moore Thursday, 5/26/05, 5:13 AM
As a cousin to Wendy, we were blessed with our respective families sharing moments
from time to time as the years have passed. Todd always struck me as one who most
solidly loved the Lord and did what he could to follow the path of righteousness,
as of course has Wendy, with the result being their wonderful family that God created.
He always seemed to be happy, with a good attitude towards life in general no matter
what. No matter what. That sort of sums it all up doesn't it? It is the times of
testing that God calls us to be strong and faithful. I believe from what I have personally
witnessed and heard from others, Todd will be able to stand in front of our Lord
God and have affirmed that he indeed was faithful to the end. That we could all say
that would be a powerful statement to our individual and collective christianity.
I believe that this situation will not only be a testimony of what has occurred,
but the next several years will show the power of the Lord and how His community
stands together with those who have suffered hardship.
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life always looking on the bright
side of things...always
Mariama Salifou Tuesday, 5/17/05, 3:47 AM
Dear Wendy and family, I just got the news and I am soooooooo sorry. I wish I could
be there for you all. But you know that I am there in spirit. May God give you Peace
and Courage to carry on the work you have began. Just think , as you said in you
letter . He is no longer suffering and he is looking down on you and the kids now
Take care of yourself and May God bless, Love you Mariama and Rachida
Laurie Monday, 5/16/05, 8:01 PM
Wendy & children, I am a member of iVillage.com. I am so sorry for the loss of your
husband & father. May God Bless each and every one of you now, just as He did before,
by sending a wonderful man into your lives & forever in your hearts. Amen.
Dear Wendy, My mother just told me today about Todd going home to be with the Lord.
Had I known sooner, I would have attended Todd's service. Even though we've not seen
each other much since high school, I've heard about you and your sweet family through
my sister. What a testimony you've had through the years! My heart breaks for you
right now, Wendy, and there is no way to even fathom what you are going through.
How comforting it is to know that our God will not desert us and that He has promised
to give us the grace we need! I pray that you will be able to rest in Him in the
coming days, and please know that you will remain in my prayers. Love, Carolyn
Sunday, 5/15/05, 6:59 PM
Josetta Sunday, 5/15/05, 10:15 AM
Wendy, I did not know you or your beloved husband, but I too lost my partner of
6yrs to cancer 3/30/05. We both travel a road that only God can steer and navigate,
so be encouraged that the Lord is in control and try to ride this with grace! I will
pray for you and your kids tonight ! God Bless
Eileen Clontz Saturday, 5/14/05, 12:38 PM
I do a newsletter at Grace Bible Fellowship church of Wallinford, PA. I never had
the pleasure of meeting your husband but since the beginning of Todd's illness I
listed Todd and your family for prayer and received updates from my neice, Wendy
Harron, who informed me weekly of your prayer concerns. I am sadened to hear of your
great loss and pray that you will sense the Lords strength and comfort during this
difficult time. God Bless Bud & Eileen
Loretta Williams Wednesday, 5/11/05, 8:27 PM
"His understanding is unsearchable," has much more meaning to me now. But also I
am wiser about what true faith is, as demonstrated by Todd and Wendy. It took me
some time to figure out that Todd's death is not meant as a punishment for those
of us still here... a trial instead. As heart-wrenching as it is, God means to use
Todd's life and death to draw us closer to Him and each other. Well, I honestly want
and need my Lord God closer to me -- now more than ever. With a grateful, tender,
and sad heart I thank Him for this opportunity. Wendy, your and Todd's friendship
has been such a blessing to Mike and I, and we love you and the kids very very much,
and always will. We will miss Todd.
Roy & Beth Fisher and Family Wednesday, 5/11/05, 5:12 PM
Dear Wendy, Abe, Nathan, Trina, Tiffany, Winter, and Toby, We cannot even begin
to express the sadness that fills our heart for all of you. Yet, at the same time,
we feel great joy knowing that Todd is no longer in pain and is with his Lord and
Savior. We were on our way to Greenville, SC to pick Leigh Anne up from BJU on Friday
morning. While I (Beth) was driving and the rest of the family was sleeping, I heard
the following song, which brought many tears to my eyes and quiet sobs to my throat.
I thought immediately of Todd and your family. At the time, Todd was still here on
earth, but the Lord knew he would be coming home to be with Him later in the day.
Safely Home.... Children, precious children, I know you're shaken, a loved one taken.
Oh, but hear Me, come draw near Me. Their pain is past now. They rest at last now...safely
home. They are strong and free. They are safe with Me. This life is merely shadow.
Today there's sorrow, but joy tomorrow...safely home. They are strong and free. They
are safe with Me. One day, you will join them. Altogether, this time forever...safely
home. We will continue to hold you up in prayer and are always here for all of you.
Love in Him, Roy, Beth & family
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life Dependable husband and father
who always wore a big smile!
Lauren Van Wyk Wednesday, 5/11/05, 4:30 PM
To our family, the Radles were the picture of what a Christian family should be.
As we observed them week in and week out at church, we saw a family who loved each
other and thoroughly enjoyed serving the Lord together. I will always remember them
pulling into the church parking lot in their big red van; and as they piled out one
after the other, we were certain to see smiles on all seven faces. . . Todd, Wendy,
Abe, Nathan, Trina, Tiffany, and Winter. (For us¿the typical family who found Sunday
mornings a very hairy time¿that made quite an impression!) This will remain one of
my fondest memories of their family. When I think of Todd, I will remember a man
who seemed to have the ¿joy of the Lord¿ as His strength. Even in difficult circumstances,
Todd seemed to remain joyful . . . singing with gusto in church, laughing with his
children, and always smiling. After spending an evening with them for dinner, I remember
Brandon and I saying, ¿This is what we want for our family.¿ One couldn¿t help but
notice the happiness, love, and unity that filled their home. It doesn¿t seem hard
to picture Todd in heaven with his Lord; we only have to imagine his typical joyfulness
magnified a thousand-fold! I picture him there holding his little one who went on
before him, singing with enthusiasm, and smiling from ear to ear! Wendy, you and
Todd have taught us much by your example; and I know that the Lord will use you to
carry on the family legacy you both began together. Thank you for your willingness
to accept God¿s plan for your life, even with the pain and heartache. Your faith
is a testimony to the immeasurable grace of God, and so many lives have already been
touched as a result of your family¿s testimony through this extremely difficult trial.
We love you and are praying earnestly for you and your children.
+Kathy and Woody Woodrow Wednesday, 5/11/05, 3:20 PM
Leslie Hollandsworth Wednesday, 5/11/05, 2:42 PM
Wendy, We Are praying for you and the children, knowing that God will give you His
grace to sustain and keep you. We praise the Lord for your testimony during this
difficult time. If we can be of any help feel free to contact us. Love in Christ,
Pastor and Leslie Hollandsworth
Cherylann Hostler Wednesday, 5/11/05, 1:57 PM
Wendy, Dad just told me about Todd's passing. I am so, so sorry Wendy. My heart
is breaking for you and the children, and if there is absolutely anything we can
do for you guys, please don't hesitate to ask. We will be praying faithfully for
Pastor Bill Welzien Wednesday, 5/11/05, 10:20 AM
I am a friend of Paul and Dotti's. I never had the opportunity to meet Todd but
our congregation has had the family in prayer for the last several weeks. This morning,
May 11th we met and prayed for the grieving family and friends and prayer the the
Pastor would make the gospel very clear at the funeral service. We will continue
to remember all of you before the Lord and pray He will Himself to you all as the
Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 May Jesus Christ
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life Keys Evangelistic Ministries
Kathy and Bob Reichenbach Wednesday, 5/11/05, 3:35 AM
Dear Wendy, and children, Thank you so very much for sharing Todd's story with us.
Though we did not know Todd and your family as we have lived down here for 25 years
now, we have continued always to pray for you all , and for your Mom and Dad , and
for the rest of the "Burry" family. How grateful we are for the Godly influence your
parents were for us, and for their loving God so much that they lived Titus 2:1-7,
so that we could see what the real love of Christ was, and then choose to live for
Him. Yes , we prayed faithfully for Todd, and you , and your family , but we also
committ to you all that we , each day, will continue to pray for all of you . We
still love you, and are so glad that we all will be together one day , for eternity.
Meanwhile, we will "keep on , keeping on" and pray earnestly for all of your needs.
Love in Christ always, Bob and Kathy and family John 13:34,35 Jude 24,25
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life Another example of a faithful
brother and sister in Christ , and of how we all need to make every day count for
the Lord , and our family , and to live for the Lord to also be a faithful servant
Leah LaPalombara Tuesday, 5/10/05, 6:48 PM
I remember Mr. Radle as a loving and caring Sunday School teacher and father. During
Sunday School, when it was mostly just me and his children, he made the lessons fun!
I remember going over the Radle's house many times and the entire family would treat
me as part of their family! I also remember Mr. Radle leading the Sunday singing
up in front and him always singing with a joyful heart! Please know Mrs. Radle that
I am praying for you and your children! It gives me much joy to know that Mr. Radle
is with Jesus right now!
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life Showed me the love of Jesus
Faith Tuesday, 5/10/05, 6:01 PM
My dear friend, With a heart that is breaking for you and the kids; I just want
to say how much Todd will be missed!! It is funny how we all(me, you, and Todd) got
to be friends. Todd through AWANA, and you through school. I will never forget all
the good times we had, yes it may have been completly different times but as we use
to sit and talk at church it was all great times!! I will miss Todd, but the frienship
will never end and the memories will never be lost!! And hey, if you and the kids
still eat turkey; I will do all the cooking!! Love you Wendy; try to stay the strong
positive person that I always admired about you.
Debby Norton (Vail) Tuesday, 5/10/05, 5:04 PM
Even thouogh we were not related by blood I have always loved you as my Uncle. I
will miss you very much and I will always Love You. Thank you for making an infleuence
on my life.
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life His love for everybody and the
Paul & Lois Matter Tuesday, 5/10/05, 3:22 PM
We are friends of Paul and Dottie and have been praying for Todd, Wendy and family
for many months. We rejoice with you that Todd is with his Savior; however, we know
that he has left a huge void in your lives. May the Lord lift you up today and each
new day, giving you strength and courage to continue on. You are all in our thoughts
CleEtte Dowling Swymer Tuesday, 5/10/05, 11:32 AM
Todd I barly knew you or your wife. I am sure I met you at BBC. I just prayed for
you and your family often. What a great testimony you all are. I am happy you, Todd
are with Jesus now. I will still be praying for you,Wendy, and all of your family.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of all his saints."
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life May 9 2005
Patti Tuesday, 5/10/05, 11:24 AM
Wendy, I heard about Todd's illness and passing from MG and Cheryl. I'm so sorry
to hear all that your family has gone through. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Lois and Bob Stimeare Tuesday, 5/10/05, 10:05 AM
Unfortunately we didn't know Todd personally but we feel that we have come to know
him and his character and his love for the Lord through the updating emails forwarded
by Paul and Dottie. These a llowed us to go into the presence of the Lord through
prayer for Todd and it helped us to draw closer and closer to him and his family.
We look forward to seeing Todd alive in the presence of Jesus some day when we all
rally together in heaven. Love in Christ Lois and Bob
Matt Woolfrey Tuesday, 5/10/05, 8:38 AM
Todd was, for a year or so, the Sunday School teacher for the adolescent boys at
Bible Baptist. I was lucky enough to have been in his class at that time. The thing
that stands out in my memory about Todd was his gentle approach to spirituality.
He was always humble in communicating the message of Christ without harshness or
force. He was a softhearted informant who would share the message by encouraging
rather than dictating. I can't remember Wendy and Todd ever once showing condescension
or judgment. That's what a true Christian is to me, someone who sticks to their beliefs
but has compassion for others whether or not they believe exactly the same. Of all
the people I encountered at West Chester Christian and Bible Baptist, their testimonies
of benevolence and steadfastness stand out like bonfires in a room full of candles.
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life the true definition of "Christian"
Uncle Jim Keegan Monday, 5/9/05, 5:33 PM
I'm Sorry to say that I didn't get to know him very well, but his continued faith
in our Lord through all his trials was indeed a blessing to me. And his illness and
his Faith, opened opportunities for me to tell others of our Lord. When they're unsaved,
they just don't understand. Trust in His promises. God will bless you and provide
Marti Tuesday, 9/4/07, 6:42 PM
Wendy, this is such a wonderful way to honor Todd. He must have many jewels in his
crown, and he certainly would be proud of you. Your friend, Marti
Betty Goldsworthy Sunday, 8/19/07, 12:31 PM
What happened in your life Wendy, still floors me today. God is indeed a good God
to hold both you and Todd in the painful beginning of Todd's last days with us, and
God is a Great God to be holding you and your dear ones still. He will never turn
His back or walk away from you, any of you. He is the Solid Rock. He is the Safe
Place to grieve. God is the steadfast Beginning and Completion of all our deepest
hopes and dreams. In God, Todd came into your life. In God, your dear ones were born
to you. In God, you will be reunited with Todd. All that is most meaningul to you
has come your way through your relationship with God. Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate
us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or
famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed
all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these
things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded,
that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things
present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall
be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. So
like you Wendy, may my heart brim with gratitude for the blessings we have already
experienced, the Steadfast Mercy we safely dwell in this day, and the future that
He weaves for us, that flows from His Everlasting Mercy and Everlasting Love. (((((((((((Wendy)))))))))))!
What influence, if any, has Todd had in your life That's a fair question, but difficult
to answer..A few words come to mind: pervasive...profound....monumental......