8 Things I’ve Always Wanted to Say to Young Pastors

As a life-long churchgoer, mother of two adult daughters (22 and 26) who were raised in church, I share my perspective on young pastors and all pastors who work with young people. Most of the pastors who have influenced my girls have been young. Student pastors are always young, because that’s who junior high and […]

Why My Faith Won’t Let Me Be OK With the Death Penalty

I’m taking a deep breath now. The way you would inhale right before you jump out of an airplane (which I’ll never do). While I won’t take a physical leap at 10,000 feet, I’m taking a bit of a psychological one here, because I’m about to express an opinion on a highly-emotionally-charged subject, and I’m […]

Why What I Don’t Know is Totally OK

Y’all are going to think there is something wrong with me. So a few caveats are in order before I tell this story: I’m an intelligent, educated woman, and have, in the past, supported myself quite well. I am not a backwards ninny who has to ask her husband’s permission to do things. Jim and […]

Bad News and Good News

We’re about two weeks into the unemployment and, of course, there are big changes around here. Some good, some not so good. I wrote about it last week.  Bad news first: We’re in only-spend-money-on-necessities mode. That means no extras; no restaurants, no clothes shopping and no hair appointments. Very first-world-problems. I know. Almost ridiculously so. […]

Rethinking Necessity

Taken on Greers Ferry Lake. A place that always feels peaceful. Early this morning as I got ready for work, I tweeted this: Getting in the shower & forgetting to put the shower curtain inside the tub: the new mopping the bathroom floor. #emptynesters #fb — beth g sanders (@bethgsanders) February 19, 2013 Irritated at […]

Godspeed, Srannie

If you’re a mom, you feel what your children feel. When they are tiny and they have colic and cry, you’re at least as miserable as they are.

Memories: Old and New

Parents of young kids, take heart. Your best times with your kids are yet to come.

The Blessings Box

Here getting ready for surgery – more about that here. So i checked into the hospital at 5:00 a.m. And found this sweet blessings box in the surgery waiting room. Very cool. Ok, yes, I know that’s Papyrus, but it is still comforting. Gotta go – doctor is coming! Catch ya on the flip side.

Surgery and Romans 8:28

I’m having major surgery this coming Monday. A hysterectomy, to be exact. Not too long ago, I had a minor procedure that involved a biopsy and they found some abnormal cells. Not cancer, but precancerous. For any cancer survivor, the word precancerous is actually code for Cut. It. Out. Of. Me. Now. So I may […]