All my life, I've trained to be a person who notices and helps when someone is in distress.
Author: David Mercer
I Have Always Been Free
I may not have known it, but I have always been free, both when I was a believer and now that I'm not. God never has controlled my thoughts and decisions. The church culture tried to control me, but its only power is what I allowed it to have. I’m free. I own my … Continue reading I Have Always Been Free
If we kneel to honor kings and queens, surely it is also appropriate to kneel before children as we attend to their needs.
The Best Way to Handle a Child’s Fit
I remember one particular child who was pitching a lulu—screaming, grabbing things off the rack, colliding with other people.
Who Do We Tell?
It’s interesting what we will blurt out to strangers.
Conflict with Daddy
He often said... that I was much weaker than him. I wasn’t strong enough to work as hard as he did. I couldn’t stand up to pressure like he could. And I believed it.
The Mean Dad
I wanted to grab him by the lapels, slam him against a wall and urge him to be nicer.
The Old (Crazy) Songs
Believe it or not, this was one of those “feel good” songs, where people stood up, swayed, and clapped their hands, smiling at each other, marveling at how they could worship and have fun at the same time.
Bullies and Victims: When Will Smith Slapped Chris Rock
I can’t deny that it touched off some old trauma in me, which explains why my heart pounded, my fists clenched, and my eyes welled up every time I thought about it.
Performing a Wiccan Wedding: A Change in Perspective
Recently, I performed my first Wiccan Wedding ceremony for a lovely young couple and their baby.