On October 2, my father would have been 91. When he died twelve years ago of pancreatic cancer, I wasn’t there. My older sister, Debbie, and younger brother had the privilege of watching our father die.[Read more…] about Watching Our Father Die: My Sister’s Story
At 27, Elizabeth Bowerman walked away from her family and a religion that taught absolute, unquestioning allegiance to authority figures. Her parents may shun her now, but at least she’s no longer captive, she says.[Read more…] about Shunned, But No Longer Captive
Feeling sorry for yourself? Maybe you should talk with author Diana Mood. She’s gone eyeball-to-eyeball with dragons of every stripe over her 70-plus years on planet Earth.[Read more…] about Feeling Sorry for Yourself?
Jimmy played in the back seat, while his mom and dad overdosed in the front seat. Understandably scared as authorities took him into custody, Jimmy was lucky. He had a safe place to go on the worst day of his young life. A loving foster home took him in immediately.[Read more…] about A Safe Place to Go On a Very Bad Day
“I need to be more grateful.” My jaw must have dropped hearing those words from a 17-year-old. How many teenagers say that out loud? But this girl has a different perspective. She’s learned a hard truth.[Read more…] about “I Need to Be More Grateful”
You might think it won’t happen to you, but it could. It’s a truth writer and recovering addict Steve Wildsmith wants to impress on everyone. The opioid and overdose epidemic now sweeping the country spares no one.
I’m with Steve.[Read more…] about It Won’t Happen to You?