suicide isn't easily understood but you need to know this

“Wow. I just gotta say, suicide is such a selfish decision. I can’t believe anyone would do that to someone else.” I stood there in shock. I don’t know why—she said the same thing I have said dozens of times in the past. But this time I heard those words from

how i'm making my later in life love story one worth telling

The bunny that lives under our deck is mowing our lawn, one blade of grass at a time. A misshaped “V” of geese just flew overhead, so close I could hear the whir of their wings. A cool breeze is playing with the wind chimes, and I’m wrapped in a

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3 Ways to Face Your Worst Fears, and Overcome

I’ve written a book several editors like (but won’t publish) about how dying is essential to the emotional, spiritual, and even sexual health of marriage, and how I discovered this during the multiple times my husband’s physical health made me face my fears regarding death. Here’s a brief laundry list

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how i'm learning to trust god as my son becomes a man

I half knew it was mistake when I made the call. My brothers had flown into town so that we could celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. It was a special day. We gathered with friends and family at a famous local restaurant eating ribs and exchanging stories. And in

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