Hold’em Close

We are living in crazy times. We never know what our end will be here on earth. It could be a freak accident, like a pig roaster falling off the back of a truck that hits us while driving the opposite direction. Or it could be...

Lyme Life Monday ~The Dash

Our pastor asked an important question this week. What are you going to do with your dash?The dash, the line that separates the date we were born from the date we die. Having been so sick for so long, I always found a way to...

Devaluing Women & Dehumanizing Their Babies

The Supreme Court of the United States of America handed down a decision yesterday that devalues women and further dehumanizes their babies.The smallest and most vulnerable in our land have long been subject to dehumanization, not unlike the African-Americans before emancipation and the Jewish in...

Discretion is the Height of Compassion

A couple of weeks ago, the story of Brock Turner was broadly publicized. His face was splattered all over social media and rightly so. He perpetrated crimes, for which he was properly convicted. He doesn’t deserve anonymity and he doesn’t deserve to be given preferential...

Lyme Life Monday ~ Moms

Many of the moms I know are high energy and high functioning. Even in families wherein the children go to school, they seem to be able to attend all of the extracurricular activities and special events, maintain the home and have a social life. Many...

Don’t Blame God

Holy Cow! Or should I say, "Holy Bull Sh*t."Two very different stories this week seemed to blame God for tragic outcomes. The cornerstone of Biblical Christianity is the notion of free will. God can protect us from ourselves, but He won't impose His will if we...

Lyme Life Monday ~Pain

Pain is part of life. No one is immune. No one can fully escape the reality of dealing with pain at one time or another.For Lymies, pain is a very substantial part of life. I remember one nurse telling me that people with chronic pain...