Richard had been struggling against cancer for some time. He had been unable to do much blogging recently, but he leaves behind a rich collection of articles at his blog. The Bear encourages his readers to drop by, read a few, say a prayer, and leave a message.
He will be missed.
The masthead to his blog said:
More than ever I feel the need of having Thee close to me. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong. Corinthians 12:7-10Requiescat in Pace.