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...

Horror of Suicide

The following is a FaceBook message I received from a beautiful young lady, Alexis White. Her name is used with permission. If you are having thoughts of suicide, please talk to someone, please. If you’re a parent or adult who has a suicidal youth in your life,...

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...