I really love this time of year. Spring usually signals new life, warming temperatures and the Easter season. This year though, I have been doing a ton of memorial and funeral services. Being a part of special moments celebrating the lives of my friend's loved ones has been incredibly moving and life changing. I feel like there has been so much death around us in the last several months that as Christians, it forces us to be heaven focused. We cannot see death as the world sees it, as the end of life, but as a graduation to being in the presence of our heavenly Father and Jesus. Living with a focus on Jesus, breathes hope into anyone who is struggling or grieving. It also helps us to be a comfort to those who are struggling in any difficult season of life.