The Common Good

LaVonne Neff

LaVonne Neff is an amateur theologian and cook; lover of language and travel; wife, mother, grandmother, godmother, dogmother; perpetual student, constant reader, and Christian contrarian. She blogs at Lively Dust and reviews books for various magazines.

Blog Posts by LaVonne Neff

Posted by LaVonne Neff 5 days 22 hours ago
Twelve years ago we took our beloved Maltese dog, Moose, to the vet and came home without him. Moose was in the late stages of congestive heart failure, and many times each day he was wheezing and...
Posted by LaVonne Neff 23 weeks 6 days ago
Yes, President Obama said that if we like our health insurance, we can keep it. Yes, that turned out to be false for a few million people.Yes, the president chose his words poorly....
Posted by LaVonne Neff 24 weeks 5 days ago
Experienced as the Butlers were in suffering and loss, they were not prepared for the technologically enhanced torments of old age.Knocking on Heaven's Door tells what can happen when a person's...
Posted by LaVonne Neff 26 weeks 2 days ago
Yesterday on Facebook I referred to my daughters, who are in their early forties, as middle-aged. One of their friends, who is 43, wrote, "Middle-aged???""For sure," I wrote back. "I know it hurts."...
Posted by LaVonne Neff 27 weeks 5 days ago
This morning a Canadian woman wrote such an interesting comment on an old post of mine, "Rationing is not a four-letter word," that I want to share it with you. I don't know the author, her...