Tag: Religion

Episode 9 – What I Learned at Prayer School

Laura and I both have different histories and came from churches that felt differently about liturgy — hers was for it, mine was against it.  Regardless, both of us agreed that our prayer life had become almost non-existent (or, at the least, ineffective).  We mostly only prayed when we were desperate or emotional.  Even though…

Finding My Peace

I have seen some pretty amazing fights break out during the time shortly after the death of a loved one–many times it involves who gets the stuff left behind.  It’s too bad, really!  I don’t know whether there will be much inheritance from my mother if she ever passes away.  At this point, I sometimes…

Show Me the Next Thing

by Laura Forehand Isn’t it great when you wake up at 3:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning? Being a school teacher means I covet those Saturday no-alarm kind of mornings. Today my normal alarm clock didn’t go off. Instead, I woke up with a vice-gripping headache. You know… the kind that actually feels like you…

The Wrong Motivation

Every year, around Halloween, you can expect a certain amount of chatter around the subject of fear.  There is the fear that the dark forces are using this holiday to get to our children.  The warnings promote a fear that we will be duped or desensitized into believing that the Halloween is harmless.  There is…