24 October

Mental Gymnastics…

Mental Gymnastics…

Do you ever play mental games with yourself?  As women, we are especially good at this when it comes to our appearance. Maybe you only allow yourself to have that special dessert when you do a certain workout or hit a certain number on the scale. Having an eating disorder in my past, I steer […]

22 October

UNMET EXPECTATIONS….

UNMET EXPECTATIONS….

As a Christian, we are called to be set apart from the world in the way we love people. Last week, I challenged us to consider whether we truly are any different when it comes to loving people. Do we really love our enemies (gulp) or just the people that are kind to us? If […]

15 October

Grading Your Own Paper

Do you remember in elementary or junior high school when your teacher would let you grade your own paper?  Depending upon your personality, this either triggered a high five or a sigh of frustration.  The rule followers, like me, hated this. I had done my homework and wanted my effort to be rewarded. Those who […]

10 October

Hanging Upside Down

Think Space Jam’s “I believe I can fly” mixed with Cirque du Soleil wanna be’s. Now you have an idea of where I am. In a million years, I never thought I would be watching my daughter try an Aerial Arts class. I did not even realize such a class existed two weeks ago. Cross […]

8 October

Ready or Not?

Ready or Not?

Here we go. The last quarter of the year is upon us. One of my children has already started fall break. Next week the other will follow. You know what this means, don’t you? As women, we have two choices regarding the sprint to the end of 2013: we can let it happen to us […]

3 October

Lean on me….

Lean on me….

Today, it occurred to me that I began blogging in the midst of a very challenging season in my life.  If there have been multiple blogs keeping with the theme of how to see God’s light in the midst of darkness, it is because I am trying to remind myself.  I am trusting that you […]

1 October

Hip Hop and Les Mis…..

Hip Hop and Les Mis…..

You may wonder what Hip Hop and Les Miserables have in common… Not much from what I can tell, except that both were being played in my house at the same time this week. If there is ever a picture of the differences between my children, that might be it. Then again, a few days […]

26 September

This is why I can’t remember your name…..

This is why I can’t remember your name…..

On about 1000 occasions, I have forgotten someone’s name. It never fails. It can happen in small groups or big groups. It can happen at church or school or in the grocery store. It can happen if I have known you for five weeks or five years. I just go blank. It always leaves me […]

24 September

It is My Fault!

It is My Fault!

It is always my fault! As a mom, do you ever feel like you try so hard, get credit for very little, and get blamed for everything?  Welcome to the dark side of conception! No one tells you that those cute bundles will grow up and deflect their failures to us in many moments of […]

19 September

Morning Necessities…..

Morning Necessities…..

I have recently re-entered a season of writing and speaking. With this reentry, I have found myself wandering towards Starbucks more frequently for a little caffeine when I hit the afternoon or occasionally late night lull. Funny thing is, I am not even a coffee drinker. A non-fat, chai tea latte is as serious as […]