"I'm ashamed of you," she said. But she didn't mean it. Her religious leaders taught her to say such things and it caused her pain.
They were such a sweet, good looking family. It's too bad their weekend was ruined by their father being mistakenly arrested
I’d forgotten how powerful the vitality of a small child can be.
He eased her to the ground, held her head in his lap, and asked for someone to call an ambulance. Then he spoke quietly to soothe the woman until help arrived.
Leaving the church was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I have no qualms about letting go of God and religion. But the people--I loved them and I still do. I am aware of the flaws, dysfunction, and outright abuse that happened in many churches, and I understand that those who were … Continue reading I Counted In Church
I’m astounded that anyone could be persuaded to accept a way of life that guarantees their condemnation. But I’m sorry to say we made converts.
I’m so appreciative of the medical community these days and I’m often concerned at how stressed they are. Even before Covid, many of them were overworked. I don’t know how they keep at it day after day. I wish I could show them support or even step in to work with them like I did … Continue reading I Don’t Have to Go Back
A beat-up sedan pulled up behind us and a young man climbed out. He was barefoot and shirtless.... "Y'all need any help?" he drawled.
Honestly, I’ve known more interesting nursing home residents who couldn’t talk and needed help wiping the drool off their chins.
My eyes filled up and I wanted to sob, but I realized I was supposed to be the helper, so I swallowed back the feelings and went to work.