Why I'm OK with death in children's movies

At first it is disturbing: Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid...no mothers. Most people notice the trend of parents (especially mothers) dying in children's movies when they introduce the classics to their children....more

3 Ways I Might Die

If any of the following incidents serve as foreshadowing, I might be in for an unfortunate, untimely demise. I’d rather die when I’m around 90, from a battle of wits gone awry, but it’s out of my hands.Here are a few reasons why I could probably die in a mortifying way....more

Aging and Death: Discussing It With Kids

 I started a blog series on my blog entitled, "Mommy Cab Discussions," in which I talk about conversations I have in the car or otherwise known as the "Mommy Cab" with my kids.  The conversations are usually with my son, who is currently six years old.  Similar to many children, he is inquisitive and opens up discussions that can be funny or serious. ...more

No Mo’ NaBloPoMo

Posted on November 30, 2014...more

A Lament For Job's Dead Children

As I drove to church early Sunday morning, I heard a gospel song on the radio that had the following refrain, "God gave Job twice as much as he had before."...more

The Imminent Death of My Church (And the Hope for Resurrection)

We had a tough meeting today. It was another meeting full of stress and dreary reports about the state of our finances. This time, though, was the worst so far.We have one year to live.If our pledges stay where they are, and our expenses keep rising, we will be broke in one year.We have reached the bottom. We can see the potential imminent death of our church as we know it.And yet, there is hope.There are plans for a visioning process, talk of change, discussions about being church more....more

Where is Your Life Support?

Today a friend is standing by as the husband of a close friend is having to discontinue life support. My heart grieves for them. I cannot imagine how difficult a decision this must be.It has me thinking. Where do we draw our life support? And have we ever discontinued that support?...more

Planning for the Unexpected

A close friend of ours recently lost a loved one (which is why I haven't posted in the past couple of days) and this got me thinking...A LOT!  Since I cycle on the road - with traffic (!) - there is always a chance of something happening to me, whether that be something tragic, or something that would leave me incapable of taking care of myself and/or my child.  My worst fear - and any parents I would assume - is to leave their young child parentless (one or both). ...more