Dawn of Life (poem)

She lays in bed and says, "why, mom, why" She lays in bed trying to be strong, trying not to cry He hangs his head wanting to fight so hard He hangs his head a tear drips onto his scar Childhood taken from the children Dreams stolen away as they fight to remain strong as … Continue reading Dawn of Life (poem)

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Country Cares-Songs about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (part 3)

Darren Warren is a country artist.  He has a beautiful song called Miracle In Memphis.  He is a former St. Jude patient.  According to Wikipedia, "Warren was 16 years old when he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The doctor's prognosis was dire, Warren was given less than a 50-percent chance of survival. He spent the … Continue reading Country Cares-Songs about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (part 3)

Country Cares-Songs about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (part 2)

Country artist John Rich (yes, half of the duo Big & Rich) is an avid supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  In 2011 he released an e.p. with the proceeds of its sales going to the hospital.  There are two songs on that ep that never fail to bring me to tears.  In part … Continue reading Country Cares-Songs about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (part 2)

Country Cares-Songs about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (part 1)

Country artist John Rich (yes, half of the duo Big & Rich) is an avid supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  In 2011 he released an e.p. with the proceeds of its sales going to the hospital.  There are two songs on that ep that never fail to bring me to tears.  One is … Continue reading Country Cares-Songs about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (part 1)

Invisible except to God

I have something that has been on my mind for a few weeks, and I have been debating with myself whether or not to write anything about this subject.  This week it has been especially heavy on my mind.  I've decided that the best way to get it out of my head is to purge … Continue reading Invisible except to God

Not working at work

It's Friday.  The work week is almost over, but motivation to get real actual work done ran out sometime on Wednesday.  So, in an effort to help you kill time while waiting for the end of the work day here are a few amusing and entertaining articles from one of my favorite workplace-time-killing-websites . . … Continue reading Not working at work

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery

We all remember when Angelina Jolie wrote the article two years ago for the New York Times about her double mastectomy.  The article was posted May 14, 2013.  In case you missed it you can read it here.  The article chronicles her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy due to her high risk of … Continue reading Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery

Blissfully exhausted

It's Monday.  That means the weekend is over and it's back to work.  I'm sitting in my studio at the radio station right now with plenty of work to do, but it has to wait because I have to wait for my intern to get here this afternoon so that she has something to do.  … Continue reading Blissfully exhausted

Kicking myself in the pants

So, I just missed a perfect opportunity to invite someone to church.  GRRRR!!!!! Today I wore my church t-shirt to work.  In big letters across the front it says, "No Perfect People Allowed," because nobody is perfect no matter what they think.  We are all a giant messy ball of sin and imperfections.  Hence, "No … Continue reading Kicking myself in the pants

We will be the church and rise

By now you know about my trip to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital back in January.  I've told you what a life-changing moment it was for me as I walked through those colorful and life-filled halls.  But what I haven't told you about was the Sunday morning I returned home from Memphis. St. Jude had … Continue reading We will be the church and rise