Most of your high school friends are graduating, Luke, and it's not that I begrudge them their milestones. It's just that on top of missing you, I am missing yours. So by way of channeling my grief into something positive, I dare write a letter to your classmates finishing college.
There is deep grief when a cultural touchstone such as Maya Angelou passes on, but her death is not an ending. It is an invitation for us to embody the possibility of love, peace, and inspiration within.
This graduation is bittersweet for me, as Emily's father I have watched many of you grow up to become the fine young men and women you now are. I see you and wonder what she would be like and the adventures she would be on.
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Leah was only 23 years old when her mother and father died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning leaking from a water heater in their home in Africa in 2007. Though their deaths were sudden, shocking and devastating, Leah has developed, thrived and maintained a close connection to their memories.
Question: How does a Good Girl with 17 years of Christian-school honor roll turn into a pot-smoking, godless queer feminist? Answer: Live with Mennonites for a year.
There is another arena where 'armchair quarterbacks' also exist -- except this time, those who sit in the metaphorical armchairs have the ability and occasionally, the actual desire to wreak havoc, cause pain and outright destroy relationships.
Thank you for healing us with your art. To my favorite book report subject, my unknowing advisor, my literary mentor: I am eternally grateful. We are eternally grateful.
I saw Maya's incredible spirit in that moment, and by sharing with us such wisdom and peace in such a tense moment, she gave all of us the chance to rise to her level.
Although many victims feel that executing a criminal would be a legitimate human reaction to the heinous crimes committed, the death penalty is too imperfect, costly, discriminatory, and arbitrary to be a legitimate public policy.
After a nine-year battle, my husband Randy Pipkin died of ALS in late March. Aside from the horrors of ALS, we had a great life together. We lived in the moment and truly were partners in life. Before Randy got sick, we traveled the world, lived in New York City and enjoyed the best life had to offer. We had big jobs, a big life and, most importantly, we were truly in love.
Children never wonder why there is food on the table, or why they have coats and boots to keep their feet dry in the winter. We think a house with heat comes by magic. It isn't until adulthood, when we're parents ourselves in a dual-income family with half the children that my mother had, that we wonder in disbelief, how did she do it all and alone?
If you're wrestling with what to share or not share about your relationship, here's what you should know: The reality is, everyone has imperfect relationships.
Our father was a commercial artist and designer who also worked with home improvement design. He taught art and interior design classes in the Phil...
Remember... the time is always right for life to come in. And anyone who is trying to stop your life coming back should not be in it.
Clergy members are often asked to serve as a formal healthcare agent (also called a healthcare proxy or medical power of attorney) for parishioners like Alice.