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Pastor Almost Loses Wife on Easter

It was Good Friday. My house looked more like a set for Rescue 911 than a place of solemn preparation for the pinnacle of the church year.

Barbara, my wife of 15 years, had just gotten home at 3 a.m. after a long shift as a hospital nurse. Her heart started to pound more than a hundred beats a minute. Her pulse raced so fast we couldn't measure it. We tried massage and relaxation exercises, but nothing helped. Desperate, I called 911.

In the darkness, the emergency medical services unit arrived and rushed ...

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