Meet Suicide

I am a lover of what is.  Well, not always….but I see the benefit in loving what is.  I’ve experienced the blessings of loving what is.  But loving what is seems so counterproductive at times.  Right?  Like how do you love bullying, war, or suicide?  Those...

Is Suicide an Addiction?

A couple of days ago, Chase, my son, shared his story.  In his story, he stated that suicide was an addiction.  I wasn’t quite sure if that was true.  I could see how it might be physically addicting like other emotional thoughts may be addicting. (Check out the...

Life Isn’t Fair….Or Is It?

Whenever I express my grief to a particular friend, she says the same thing to me, “That’s not fair. I’m so sorry.”  What does that even mean?  Life isn’t fair? I’ve chewed on that statement for some time now trying to understand...

Casual Drug Use

*** WARNING *** Children, ages spanning elementary to collage, consider experimental drugs as absolutely acceptable. The problem? The game has changed. When I was growing up, THC levels in marijuana, weed, grass, devils lettuce, was about 5% to 15%. Now? It’s a...

Grief

I know the pain will never leave my soul. It’s just taken a seat in the back where it quietly waits to be acknowledged from time to time. It deserves a permanent spot just not on center stage. Yet, some moments, the spotlight shines directly on it and everything...