Days of My Life

Father’s Day

Daddy is already dressed when I get to the nursing home. He wakes easily when I say, “Hi, Daddy.”  He grabs my hand and holds it to his cheek and…

Of Moose and Men

Do you love to laugh? Do you enjoy stories that take you on an adventure you can actually see while you’re reading? Do you relish those moments when God touches…

Draw Me Nearer

When I pray for those I love, I usually pray some version of, “Lord, draw them nearer to You.” That was all I prayed for my children. I didn’t care…

Home Sweet Home!

The consequences to and for the children of divorce have been well-documented. I don’t believe I’ve ever read a study saying that divorce is an advantage to children in any…

For John

My brother, John David Koon, died ten years ago on February 27. Ten long years. Ten short years. It depends on how I look at it. In one way, it…

Double Grief

People talk to me about grief. I spent over 20 years in hospice, so they know I’ve seen my share of pain and sorrow. I’ve always tried to be approachable…

Aging Jars of Clay

Some people are uncomfortable around old folks. I have rather an affinity for them. My work in hospice placed me in close, intimate proximity to the elderly—as the majority of…