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    December 27, 2016

    My dad spent twenty* years in suicidal depression–while he was a pastor. Among other reasons related to his childhood, he couldn’t come to grips with all he was “expected” to do for God and people. He couldn’t bring himself to … Continue reading

    September 26, 2016

    Dear Anna, Sarah, Rebecca and Ruthie, I’ve been nag– er, talking to you a lot lately about serving more in the home. I’ve pointed out that you should have the same work ethic in regard to housework as you do … Continue reading

    June 12, 2016

    They say that apologizing is kind of like throwing up; you feel miserable before you do it, but so much better afterward. I definitely felt a little sick after I wrote that post about the church becoming a show (which … Continue reading

    April 22, 2016

    This post contains graphic images.     If you or someone you know are locking yourself in the bathroom and making little cuts on your sweet little thighs and arms with a razor, and, like the rest of the rising … Continue reading

    December 10, 2014

    If someone you love is suffering from PCSD, or “Pre-Christmas Stress Disorder,” share this post with them. This advice, if taken properly, has been known to cause unusual changes in behavior, such as laughing and relaxing. Uncontrollable movement of the … Continue reading

    October 10, 2014

      I recently listed on paper the names of the twelve churches I have regularly attended during my life of forty-something years. That number has to do with the fact that I lived in a few different states as a … Continue reading

    March 25, 2014

    It’s a Saturday afternoon and I’m standing before an overcrowded room of sleepy moms at nap time. Before I launch into my outline, I give them permission to fall asleep, on the condition they don’t judge me if I slump … Continue reading

    February 21, 2014

    Just before my book came out last year, a famous person who’d read it sent me a personal email and said, “This has ‘best seller’ written all over it. Get your website ready for the traffic.” Imagine my delight! I … Continue reading

    October 9, 2013

    She wanted to quit snacking at night.   I wanted to quit Facebook at night.   (I see you laughing, you who have followed this blog for several years and know it’s always been my issue. And for that matter, I … Continue reading

    October 7, 2013

      I must have been about four years old when my worldly-wise Aunt Beth introduced me to junk food. We were grocery shopping, and when I inquired into the contents of the package she placed in the shopping cart, she … Continue reading

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