Mark Palmer died yesterday in Ohio. Many of us got to know him through his blog where he allowed us into his life and his battle with cancer. He is on my "Vintage Theoblogians" hall of fame. I think i will leave him on it. Mark was an early blogger to the international Christian blogosphere. He was at our gathering of emerging church leaders in pasadena last year. We sure will miss him.
A while ago, Alan Creech made this PayPal button for Mark so that bloggers could remember to pray and also donate towards the medical bills. You may remember it on this site. Alan - you taught us all about how to be a good friend. I guess Mark finally gets his complete healing but his loss is certainly felt on this side.
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Mark ended well. His last blog post is a birthday prayer for his 4 year old son Micah: "I pray every day that Micah will grow into his name sake. Happy birthday little prophet, may you be filled with the blessings of peace, hope, and love."
Mark's wife, Amy, leaves some moving words on the blog and added some more last night along with the funeral details.