12 reasons why I want to be a better Grown-up

A young mother who was recently put into leadership of our church women’s group told me she was worried that she didn’t “adult” properly on her first Sunday in charge, but I assured her that she displayed a great deal of “adultery” at church. (She’s still hesitant to speak to me.) I was proud of … Continue reading 12 reasons why I want to be a better Grown-up

Christmas–it’s not what you may think it is.

Despite the many “feel-good”—and “feel-crappy”—movies and TV shows out there with a holiday theme, Christmas is not about families (or anti-depressant medication). Despite the numerous sightings in stores and malls, Christmas is not about Santa, or even children, as noble and sweet as that sentiment sounds. Despite the Obamas’ introduction to the 50th airing of … Continue reading Christmas–it’s not what you may think it is.

They put me on TV because they think I’m Santa Claus?!

Well, at least the pen of Santa. Or the keyboard . . . My friends the Stapleys came up with Santa's Red Letter a few years ago, letting Santa write back to kids (and adults, groups, etc.). Last year they asked me to compose the letter templates customers could choose from, and I wrote them more … Continue reading They put me on TV because they think I’m Santa Claus?!