The worst Easter basket ever

I really needed a chuckle this afternoon and found some comic relief in a small text exchange between a couple of friends. One of our friends has been home sick with the flu and apparently had a little down time on her hands, so naturally that led to some scrolling...

What if you live?

“If you were to die today, are you certain of your salvation? Do you know for sure that you’d go to heaven?” That question and many variations of it have been uttered throughout my life in church services, at revival meetings, summer camp, and even at funerals...

The Ugly Reality of Parenthood

“Mama, I hate it when your eyes look like that!” “Why are you making that face, Mama?” “Mama, why are you being so quiet??” “Daddy, where’s Mama?” On any given day, I go through such a range of emotions when it...

Saying “I love you” through clenched teeth

It is a beautiful cycle: that of being first a daughter, then a mother, and then a grandmother.  A cycle steeped in love, understanding, tears, comfort, joy, pain, fear, pride, beauty, and bound by even more love.  Ideally. When that cycle is broken, we become broken...

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