You only live once. YOLO. People everywhere thought this edgy, throw-caution-to-the-wind approach to life was front page news for a quick, pop culture minute. Finally, a hashtag that truly captures the meaning to all of life! If you’ve lived long enough you know this mantra is as old as Eve biting into a piece of forbidden fruit.…… Continue reading The Second Chance Life
We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last December. Our traditional December wedding was dreamy…tiered candelabras, white bows adorning each pew, red roses and white lily bouquets, my scoop neck crystal white gown, his red paisley vest tucked under a sharp black tux. Aside from the church’s royal blue carpet, all was perfection. As far as…… Continue reading The Awkward Wedding Day
December seems to be a particularly difficult month for women. Maybe people in general, but I hear it most from women. Expectations, demands, schedules, emotions…they all get twisted up in our Christmas crazy culture and we lose sight of what’s really important. I wrote this in January after a challenging December. I pray it serves…… Continue reading A Letter to Myself for Next December…
Does your family feel rested and relaxed (no, that’s not a joke)? Here’s one way to begin the conversations on how to create a Rest Plan personalized to your own family’s needs and schedule. http://www.kcparent.com/June-2013/Whats-Your-Familys-Rest-Plan/
I’m easily distracted. If you know me well, don’t laugh…I know you’re laughing. So much so that I’ve read articles on adult ADD just to make sure I wasn’t overlooking a clinical problem (thank you, WebMD). I forget things, important things sometimes, and miss the details of life like parent-teacher conferences for example. Super smart…… Continue reading Girl on a Mission
Photo Credit: ImijphotoThose women; the ones who speak confidence in the face of uncertainty, who reject dismay and invite joy in, who search for truth with humility, who seem content among crowds and at home in silence, who cry tears of joy and sorrow without shame, and who turn to Jesus before I can even…… Continue reading Ripple Effects
There is a ridiculous YouTube video my daughters find hilarious showing this rather large dog determined not to get into the bathtub. In fact, he refused to even go into the bathroom. Further still, he wouldn’t even stand up knowing he was going to be taken to the bathroom to be given a bath. His owners…… Continue reading Why Now?
Admitting we are wrong is tough business. As someone who’s followed Jesus for nearly 17 years, realizing I have blind spots of self-reliance and self-righteousness is no easy truth to swallow. Part of me (a big part) wants to be a perfect daughter for my perfect Heavenly Father. One of Jesus’ messages to His followers…… Continue reading Brooms and Band-Aids