What’s in a Name: Wedding Hashtags & Moving On

There are so many components to grief that if you’ve never gone through the process, you don’t know what is coming next. This week, I realized a new aspect of my grieving process – the sadness and guilt of letting go of my married name. I am getting married in October, and while I was driving home from the gym yesterday, I realized that I would be letting another piece of my late husband go, … [Read more...]

“The Lion King”: A Trigger Warning for Fatherless Kids

The Lion King - Featuring the voices of James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and JD McCrary as Young Simba © 2019 Disney Enterprises I’ve never been a Disney-movie mom. My kids haven’t seen any of the Disney movies I grew up watching. So when the new “The Lion King” movie came out this week, I wanted to show my kids the original version first. I haven’t heard super great reviews of the new CGI version, … [Read more...]

Audio: Interview with The Wise Idea Podcast

My children and I on Memorial Day Christopher Harris, the host of The Wise Idea podcast, reached out to me recently to interview me about my life as a widow, mother and minister. It was a good interview. I hope you can glean some wisdom from it. http://www.thewiseideapodcast.com/episode073lifestorieswithlaurenjones/ … [Read more...]