This picture has been all over social media… My thoughts: Why, of course I can pray that his burden goes away, but, why ruin such a well scripted act. For if in God he believes, then God it must be who’ll grant relief to his poor aching back. The issue, you see, lies in what […]
It’s all about “Choice”
A couple in their early 50s were celebrating. The last of their 5 children had moved out on her own, and they were now, finally, “empty nesters.” The house was quiet, a bit too quiet they thought, but they agreed to hold off making any big decisions for at least 6-9 months. Days turned into […]
Even with the best of intentions…
Recently, I was helping a couple prepare their new 5th wheel trailer for a long drive home. Earlier in the day, somehow, my having Parkinson’s disease came up and I, as usual, quickly steered the conversation elsewhere and we moved on. When it came time to leave, he politely reached out his hand and asked […]
Meeting a Parent for the last time.
In the beginning, a parent, for the most part, dictates the relationship that they’ll have with their child. As the child matures and becomes an adult, it’s more 50/50. I have had two fathers in my life. The first, of course, biological and the other, a step-father. As an adult, I chose to be distant […]