Glen Campbell and Barbara Cook Remembered

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 10, 2017

         TWO FRIENDS OF MINE DIED ON TUESDAY. GLEN CAMPBELL WAS AN AMAZING MAN. STILL IS, BECAUSE HE IS IN HEAVEN WITH THE LORD HE KNEW. GLEN SPOKE AT OUR MEDIA DINNER IN WASHINGTON A FEW YEARS AGO. HE WAS OPEN AND HONEST ABOUT HIS STRUGGLES WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS BEFORE THE LORD SAVED HIM. HIS WIFE, KIM, IS A RADIANT BELIEVER WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN HIS COMING TO CHRIST. MANY OF GLEN’S SONGS HAVE BECOME CLASSICS IN COUNTRY WESTERN AND POP MUSIC.

         BARBARA COOK WAS THE OTHER FRIEND WHO PASSED AWAY TUESDAY. SHE WAS WELL-KNOWN TO THE BROADWAY COMMUNITY AND THOSE WHO LOVE MUSICALS AND CABARET. IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH HER, GO ON YOU TUBE AND SEARCH FOR HER BY NAME. UNTIL THE END SHE HAD A UNIQUE AND COMPELLING VOICE. SHE, TOO, HAD HER STRUGGLES. I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SHARING JESUS WITH HER. WHETHER SHE ACCEPTED HIM AT THE END I DO NOT KNOW. ONLY GOD KNOWS.

         THE DEATH OF FAMOUS PEOPLE IS A REMINDER TO ALL OF US OF WHAT ANOTHER FRIEND ONCE WROTE FOR THE SHOW “TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL.” DEATH IS NOTHING TO FEAR, BUT IT IS SOMETHING TO PREPARE FOR. ARE YOU PREPARED? I KNOW GLEN WAS. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.