Recap on Interview with Rhonda Rhea on Caring for Our Aging Mommas…

In case you missed the show, here’s the podcast for you to listen to!

Saturday, 7/13/2013  Radio Personality, Author & Comedienne, Rhonda Rhea and Host Athena Dean discuss “Caring for our Aging Mommas at the End of Their Lives”

7743_4429847359432_603925717_nYes, I have some pretty crazy friends on my show…and Rhonda Rhea is one of them (she’s the one to the far left)…our time together in St. Louis was filled with laughter, yet laced with serious moments remembering the time we each shared with our moms at the end of their lives. I played her interview during the first half of last week’s show since I was in Southern California for my Momma’s memorial service.

I took the second half of the show to share my Facebook posts that chronicled my four months of caring for my Momma before she went to heaven…emotionally charged, they mirror my healing during that time and show how faithful God was during that time in my life.

Hope you enjoy the show and see God at work in the mundane and the marvelous, as I always like to say!


Topic for July 13 – Adult Children Caring for their Parents at the End of Life

Join us on Saturday, July 13 as I interview my friend and handler of hilarity, Rhonda Rhea.

5bf01f9237e70a7f023547.L._V136915004_SX200_Rhonda is a pastor’s wife and mother of five. A radio personality living in the St. Louis area. and in addition to regular radio features, Rhonda also appears on radio and TV programs throughout the country, as well as enjoying many appearances on Focus on the Family’s “Weekend Magazine” radio program.

Rhonda Rhea is a humor columnist for publications in the US and Canada. She has written hundreds of columns and articles for great publications such as Today’s Christian Woman, Christian Parenting Today, Marriage Partnership, SBC LIFE, HomeLife, ParentLife and dozens more. She is the author of:

  • Espresso Your Faith: 20 Shots of God’s Word to Keep You Focused on Christ
  • How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take to Change a Person?—Bright Ideas for Delightful Transformation
  • High Heels in High Places—Walking Worthy in Way Cute Shoes
  • Who Put the Cat in the Fridge?—Serving Up Hope and Hilarity Family Style
  • Amusing Grace—Hilarity and Hope in the Everyday Calamity of Motherhood

Why am I talking to Rhonda about the topic of caring for a parent at the end of their life? Well, she and I both cared for our Momma’s at the end of their lives and were with them as they left this world and entered Heaven.

I can’t wait to introduce you to Rhonda…she is delightful, funny, and poignant. I know you’ll enjoy her!

Then I’ll take the last half of the show to share my four-month journey of care-giving my late 90 year old Momma who suffered from advanced Alzheimer’s and was on Hospice when I came to help my brother care for her in late November of last y ear. I shared my journey in posts on my Facebook page and poured out my heart with the ups and downs of the experience. I believe the healing I received along the way will be a blessing to you as well.

Join us at from 11AM to Noon on Saturday, July 13 on AM 630 KSLR, or streaming live on or

Because I’ll be attending the memorial service for my Momma in Southern California during the time of my show, it will be pre-recorded. Please pass the word about the show…it will be a powerful time of addressing an eventuality that many of us will need to prepare our hearts to experience. It is an honor and a privilege to be used by the Lord to serve those who gave us life…so I pray our insights can be helpful to you all!