Inconvenient Bible Verses (regarding your political posts online)

Why I’m leaving Facebook

...and why perhaps you should too

Let’s face it – I’ve always been an attention hog. I enjoy joking and having fun with friends. And most of all, I truly love people. That’s why this is so very hard… I’m leaving Facebook, at least for now. Perhaps for good. I’ve loved Facebook since the first time I logged on. It helps […]

Denied

Nothing changes until you learn to say no to this one person...

Well, I did it. I finally lost some weight. No, it’s not all the weight I want to lose. And yes, my face and neck both have the look of a balloon that just lost half its air. That’s what happens when you are of “a certain age” and successfully diet. Actually, I look like […]

“Once more, with feeling…”

Nothing & no person can derail God's destiny for your life...except you.

When I took vocal classes, my first time singing a song was the toughest. I’d spent the week working on it, but now the nerves kick in. At the end of my struggling rendition, the professor would smile and say: “OK. Once more, with feeling…” Sometimes you have to get past the first try before […]

Disposable Faith

Faith isn't like the buffet at Golden Corral - you can't take what you like & leave the Brussel sprouts.

Just saw an ad from a local “church”. They’re having in a psychic who speaks to the dead. So I guess you can talk to your former husband or relative, and for the low price of only $50 a person! The amazing thing is that, even though the Bible warns against this kind of stuff […]

Shaking Your Buddha

"I do not think it means what you think it mean"

I’ve got a Facebook friend who’s battling cancer right now. She’s a real fighter, and her tenacity is an inspiration to me. I’ve watched her emotional journey online. From time to time, she posts inspirational memes, and I’ve noticed many of them are expressions attributed to or claiming to be inspired by Buddhism. While I […]

Raising Cain

Every parent has been raising Cain from the very start

Earlier this week, my teenage son decided, on his own, not to move out and live in another town. By the way, if you have perfect kids, this is where you should stop reading this article and splash some cold water on your face. Because you need to wake up, quickly. We talked until 1 […]

Copy & paste?

Next time you see one of those irritating Facebook posts holding your friendship hostage if you don’t copy and paste it, try posting this: Wow, looks like I’m gonna be saying goodbye to some of you… Actually, no. I don’t do that. If you disagree with me, if you say something I don’t like, even […]

Once Again, With Feeling

When I took vocal classes, my first time singing a song was the toughest. I’d spent the week working on it, but now the nerves kick in. At the end of my struggling rendition, the professor would smile and say: “OK. Once again, with feeling…” Sometimes you have to get past the first try before […]