Twittering Tales #157: Popcorn Up!!

Twittering Tales #157 – The Photo Prompt


Photo by noelsch at


Welcome to this week’s Installment of my Twittering Tales participation for a weekly event from a fellow blogger at:

She does a 280 character challenge weekly where she posts a prompt pic and encourages creativity. Please VISIT her site for an explaination of the rules. Please let her know if you’re participating also and if you could drop a line here too for us to follow, that would be fantastic. As for my entry… Here goes.

Ok sir, just so I can get this for my report, can you go thru the story one more time please?
“It’s like I was saying officer. We were just sitting down to watch the movie after putting the Jiffy Pop on the stove. It was one of those MCU movies that everyone’s watching, when…”
(280 characters)

Now it’s your turn. -mike



Suicide and Grace

Recently found a post (link removed per request) by a christian regarding suicide that called out strongly those in the Christian community who dared to show mercy and grace, empathy and understanding to those struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide.

The post didn’t seem to empathize at all with those wo struggle or the family members and friends left behind.

September was Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month and because it’s so fresh in my mind, I thought I’d comment on the post and attempt either a discussion or a redirection. Here’s my comment I left on the post.

“I lost a stepdaughter to suicide”
I’m so sorry for your loss. But I’m wondering if you are as vocal in your personal life as on the blog. Are you telling people that your step daughter is in hell? I know I wouldn’t be comfortable with saying that publically to people I know, know me, and know my step daughter. How do you interact with them regarding this loss?

Lets see if she wants to talk. Manwhile, what do you think about her stance and ho would you respond if confronted with the reality of a loved one choosing to end their own life? Would it make you question your presuppositions or your faith? And if you’ve had the experience, and you’re comfortable telling your story, the floor is yours. Thx

Here’s an article by the Randy Alcorn she’s talking about in her post. His thoughts and theology on the subject.

And… Now she deleted the comments on her post. Nice