the trouble with dead christians

The Trouble with Dead Christians: They’re Still Dead

The Trouble with Dead Christians: They’re Still Dead I remember quite vividly the funeral of a dear friend at the ripe old age of 43.  At the time I was 30, and I may have considered her “middle-aged.” Now, myself at 46, I am certain she wasn’t.  As her husband and young son stood at the podium, her beloved man said, “we were having so much fun, yes, that’s it… we were having fun just being together.” It had been …

Three Things Every Christian Should Stop Saying, Seriously… Stop It.

At a recent meeting with my SEO I discovered that I am most readily discovered if you type “Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying” into your Google search.  Second only to “Christian mom who doesn’t think her kids are great,” and also “why are my kids so sticky.”  I don’t know why your kids are so sticky.  Ask Dr. Phil . This legacy is ironic. Since I was old enough to talk, I have said the wrong thing. But this Google …

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The Vomit Blog: “We’ve been up all night vomiting…”

“We’ve been up all night vomiting…” I have been up all night… vomiting. I address vomit in my manuscript. Two to three chapters are dedicated to my contempt for the stomach bug, and I know I am supposed to save a lot of my material for the book, but oh well. The first publisher I met with asked me who my target audience was. I said, “Moms who hate the stomach bug.” They were not interested in my work. And …

Stuff I Wish You'd Quit Saying: "When are you due?"

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: “When are you due?”

Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: “When are you due?” Welcome!  And Happy October to you!  This is day ONE of a fun little challenge I entered, and I had the hardest time deciding what I could blog about 31 times.  I prayed and studied and went through some old posts… and then it hit me.  The snarkiest stuff in my life is born of stuff people say that makes me go…”WHAT?!?!!”  So, I can’t promise it will be life-changing. …