In honor of the special wedding that happened yesterday, we share again this piece by Kathy Shoaf.

Farther Along


I first heard the term YOLO – acronym for You Only Live Once – last fall as my worship planning team met to brainstorm ideas for upcoming worship services. Our Youth pastor suggested YOLO as a theme to address the question “What am I supposed to do with my life?” When I looked up YOLO in the Urban Dictionary I found various, and mostly critical, definitions including:

  • the dumbass’s excuse for something stupid they did;
  • “carpe diem” for stupid people;
  • a viral quote most popularly used by prepubescent girls; and
  • You Obviously Lacking Originality

among others.

For the past 24 hours I’ve been on a fairy tale trip of a lifetime. My daughter Mandy is engaged and we’ve been shopping for her wedding dress. She found a dress online that captured her heart. As she tried on other dresses it became apparent to me that no other dress was going…

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