A World without God

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We hear it all the time. How we’ve moved into a post-Christian era. A time and place where children are growing up far removed from the faiths of generations before them.  Imagine, John Lennon said, there’s no hell below us, no heaven above, only sky. Imagine a world of no religion, all the people living [Read More...]

Rent-a-parent for the Holidays

Madonna

My mother loved Christmas. She made a big fuss over it every year. As daughter Shelby says: Giving gifts was grandma’s love language. Getting them was, too. Mama loved to give & get gifts.  When I got the call last year on Christmas Day telling me that Mama was dying, and that I needed to get [Read More...]

The Gift of Christmas

Poppy

The men are all gathered around the TV. Daughter Shelby is hanging out with friends she hasn’t seen since high school graduation, ten years ago. Konnie is in the kitchen preparing treats for a Christmas Eve gathering. Grandson Sullivan and his parents are visiting the other grandparents. And the dogs —  Poe, Poppy, Portia, Dallie, [Read More...]


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